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Old 12-08-2013, 19:46   #556
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Re: Cheap Multis and Projects

You know if i had nowhere to live, loooots of time to fight rot, and had 7500 that 50 wouldnt be bad. Wouldnt take it anywhere near an ocean but still
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Old 12-08-2013, 20:29   #557
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You know if i had nowhere to live, loooots of time to fight rot, and had 7500 that 50 wouldnt be bad. Wouldnt take it anywhere near an ocean but still
Well, they say it was built in Central America and now it's in SF so it used to be capable.
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Old 12-08-2013, 20:34   #558
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Yes doesnt look bad and thats.. ridiculously cheap for even an old wooden cat project boat. Maybe everyone has, like me, just seen too many pics of flipped over demasted cats and guys with beautiful wooden boats holding a chisel covered in sweat :P
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Old 12-08-2013, 21:34   #559
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only Weirdo's like tri's. they seem to think they are great and the crazy thing is they are.
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Old 12-08-2013, 22:50   #560
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If I wasent 75 yrs old that 50 tri would be mine!! I sailed one just like it 20 yrs ago on a delivery. She was a joy to handle, and 200 miles a day was a cakewalk ! And the comfort ! Ahh sometimes I hate my mono ! LOL
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Old 12-08-2013, 23:10   #561
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36' steel trimaran

It's a steel!
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Old 13-08-2013, 05:10   #562
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I want to take up a collection to buy that thing for Hotrod and the crew of the Flyin' Hawaian. . . .

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Old 14-08-2013, 02:52   #563
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Hello all, first post here

Have been thinking about getting a boat, nothing too flash, just go cruising for 12 to 18 months and then move on. Dont need much, just something comfortable, sea going and safe. About 12 months ago I had money, not really at the moment, but I can get back there again.

Has anyone mentioned this SeaRunner 31 in Vancouver
Searunner 31' Trimaran Sailboat

If it is all sound and in good working order it looks a good buy. I guess that is a big if. Even if it all rotted away after 18 months, you are only down 14K or so, and thats the sort of money you can spend on 18 months cruising. I like it because it seems not too big and also not too small

Whats wrong with this searunner to be going so cheap? Seems half the price you would expect to pay here in Oz. If it was all sound and good would this be a reasonable price?


This 2K catamaran on eBay, pretty useless and awful it seems to me. I guess you could put a big cabin on it and make it into a pretty nice large stable houseboat, but really are there uses for it? Maybe you just buy it for the sails, anchor and motor and burn the vessel. Eventually every vessel comes to its end and burning it seems the best way to go (no need to extend the misery). I know this does not seem polite but you have to be realistic sometimes.

39 ft. Catamaran in Sailboats | eBay Motors

Prices in USA and Canada seem a lot lower than here in Oz. Maybe it has a fraction to do with the ecomony over there?

This Wharram Narai 42 laying in Tonga looks nice. Hard to gauge what work it really needs though, is it just a hull scraping? or is there months and months of work? It says the vessel is structurally sound, would be annoying to go all the way to Tonga to find out that there is a possibility that it is not quite as good as is indicated

Narai for sale - $14000 - James Wharram Designs

just to repeat, a while back I had more money than now, and spending 15K or 20K go crusiing for awhile, then come back to Oz would have been just fine. Not quite at the moment. But can save up again (minimum wage here is 19 dollars US an hour for a casual - no kidding - am serious, unemployment is about 5.4 percent). 12 months ago I did not know about this thread, it does seem cheaper to buy second hand, trouble is knowing if what you are buying is sound or otherwise.
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That Wharram was part of a dispute on Ebay. There was some miscommunication about the potential sale and an ozzie who was out the airfare to Tonga. The ozzie was so upset that he took made an auction page for the same wharram and talked about how he was ripped off by the seller who had an ongoing auction for the cat at that time. There was some contentious remarks in the "ask seller a question" by both parties on who was supposed to do what. Tonga is a really bad place to sell a cat. Limited haul out, limited parts and supplies etc. I wonder if you will be hit by some sort of VAT or sales tax there.
BTW Tonga is supposed to be one of the most corrupt countries. Lots of misdoings by the royal family. Google it.
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Here's a Piver 40 trimaran on the N. Carolina coast:
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Manta 48, looks like a deal to me?....


http://m.popyachts.com/Page/Site-Lis....html?C=104844
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That Manta 48 has been up for sale for a couple of years at the higher price. I wonder why? Well drop the price to $110K and now it's under contact.
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That Manta 48 has been up for sale for a couple of years at the higher price. I wonder why? Well drop the price to $110K and now it's under contact.
That is a pretty big drop.

Lotta boat for the bucks. If solid of course.
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People post photos of their boat that where taken several years before to when they are selling. Its not fair. BUT they say its 2009 and thats not so long ago. If that is the deal with those kind of photos it would be hard to find anything better.this is just what so many families would want to buy and have their own dwelling instead of renting.
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