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Old 28-03-2016, 15:35   #61
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See if you can find one of Richard Woods Banshees lying around. They may be a little smaller than you were looking for, but they are very impressive. I almost bought the bridgedeck (Scoota I think it's called) version, but the guy who was selling it got an asking price offer before I could fly down and see it.

Richard Woods is also easily accessibly to answer questions, and seems to know the build history of each of his boats quite well.
Good call on Woods designs - the Flicka 37 that we found is a Woods design and have excellent reputations. I'm not sure about them from a performance perspective though.... will have to look it up tomorrow.

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Thanks Greg - we did consider the Corsair and Dragonfly tri series, but would prefer to stay with a cat.

The 50k figure isn't really that much of a sticking point - a good boat costs what a good boat costs. If the boat's a project though (as both these are), the project needs to be a reasonable cost such that once the refit's factored in, you're not sitting there with bills totaling considerably more than the boat's worth.

Two other brokers have priced the Lerouge at 25-30k (taking into account it has sat there for 10 years while the owner was ill), but sadly the broker in question holds most multi listings for the UK south coast, and frankly doesn't have a scooby.

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Nah... I won't give away names as it'll be painfully obvious to anyone dealing with the broker in question, just how little clue he has when it comes to refitting older boats....

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Good call on Woods designs - the Flicka 37 that we found is a Woods design and have excellent reputations. I'm not sure about them from a performance perspective though.... will have to look it up tomorrow.

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Banshee 35 and the Flicka 37 used the same hull molds, the difference being that the 37 has stern steps added. The original idea was the Banshee was the race boat and the Flicka was the performance cruiser. With the major difference being the Flicka had a more substantial super structure. More heard room, larger rooms generally, but also more weight.

Later on Woods designed a larger fractional rig that could be dropped into either boat, which was to increase performance substantially. Do you happen to know which boat you are looking at?
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