Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-02-2009, 06:10   #1
Registered User
BillAU's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Corio
Boat: Careel 22
Posts: 452
Post Advice on a 1984 Piver Nimble 30ft reno' please.

G'day mates,

I have had a response to my email query about the 1984 Piver Nimble 30ft x 18ft beam, Built in Composite, that I'm interested in and I'm considering flying up north to have a look at her but before doing so I need to check around our locality for a mooring and a place where I can get her out of the water to work on the hulls and decks. I would appreciate some advice from experienced Piver owners on "what" I should be on the look-out for while doing an inspection...before buying or making any offers, so if anyone can advise me on that matter, it would be much appreciated. If I buy this Piver, I will need to buy a 10hp long shaft motor so that I can motor her back home, a distance of about 2950KM or about 1,974.98 miles so I need to make sure she is safe to do the trip. The broker says she could make the trip no problem but he won't be the one making the trip.

The broker states on his sales page and in his email response:
This 30 foot Piver trimaran offers great potential for anyone wanting a project and potential live aboard. The vessel has previously cruised the gulf country and east coast of Australia. She can be restored to her former glory and the engine needs replacing. The vessel also requires a huge clean including anti foul and repaint. This sleeping beauty offers a roomy saloon with good size double berth and open style galley. Priced attractively to allow someone an opportunity to bring back her back to the well proven vessel she has been - a great live aboard/coastal cruiser. This vessel is being sold as is where is.
The broker also says the owner has upgraded to a bigger boat and that's why he's selling.

She does look tired and neglected...Big Time and her 8hp Petrol Yamaha needs replacing along with her sails, her rigging also needs checking and a lot of cosmetics need taking care of but apparently she's dry below deck. she was last slipped in 2003.
After seeing the beaut job done by Kai Nui on his Piver Lodestar 35, I feel I would like to rescue this Piver 30' long as it's not beyond my capabilities...and pocket. I have all the power and hand tools for woodworking, welding and doing electrical work and I have the time, So any advice you folk can offer me will be most welcome.
Thanking you in advance for your advice.

Cheers mates,

Bill AU

PS. I forgot to ask, would it be a big job to put a shower into this Piver?
No-one knows but...You could be dead for a long time! So treat others as you would have them treat you! Go out in the world and enjoy your life
BillAU is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
falling off 30ft waves martinworswick General Sailing Forum 14 13-01-2009 07:00
30ft Islander vs 27ft Catalina JaneneDiver70 General Sailing Forum 9 12-01-2009 09:10
1984 Morgan 323 Reluctantsailor Monohull Sailboats 2 31-12-2008 12:04
1984 Hunter 34' ScratchBC Monohull Sailboats 4 16-06-2006 14:07

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:08.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.