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Old 20-05-2009, 06:37   #16
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Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing and Marine Magazine

There were some pics to go with the ad in yachtworld, and the boat was very clean, fiberglass, and I do IMAGINE REAL! You are correct I didn't walk up, and touch it, but if it is in 2 different locations I do IMAGINE it could be possible. So much for the negative theories......i2f
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Old 20-05-2009, 07:02   #17
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I was just about ready to make an immediate move back to Oakland . . .
"There is no there, there." Gertrude Stein, on returning to Oakland to look for her childhood home.

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Old 20-05-2009, 07:07   #18
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Wishful Thinking

If 40' catamarans were available for $50K- $75K with double and queen size beds in cabins with doors and a large galley and with diesel engines.... and of course in pristine condition. I would already own that boat.

Sorry John, this is wishful thinking. You might as well say you want a pristine 5 bedroom home on Biscayne Bay, with 4 baths, a pool and private beach for $100K.

This is nothing more than a dream.

There are deals out there, but they're neglected boats that will need 100s if not 1000's of hours and a wheel barrel of cash to refit. This is exactly what the original poster says he doesn't want.
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I don't rule out the possibility -- there are deals to be had if someone is in financial distress and needs the money fast. However, in the example I gave of that Seawind, I can ssure you the pictures did not show the true condition -- things like electrolysis on the mast where stainless was attached to aluminum without barrier layer, the cracked swages in the lifelines, frayed and UV-faded halyards and sheets, or mildewed worn out sales/canvas. Nor did they show the water stains from the cabin roof and hatch leaks, or the hour meters for the outboard engines.

To sum it up, it's healthy to be a skeptic and I would advise anyone to try to enlist a disinterested and credible local resource to see a boat on your behalf before travelling any great distance for an advertised boat.
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Old 20-05-2009, 08:10   #20
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No bigger skeptic than myself, but I also keep an open mind. My oppurtunity to move back home to Oakland has been waived for now.

As far as travelling to see a boat. I went from Oakland to St. Maarten 1 week after seeing the ad to purchase Imagine. Sometimes in life timing can be everything. I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to purchase my cat at the RIGHT price. Then again we all get through life differently......i2f
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I didn't read where it needs thousands of dollars in retrofit. I do believe the ad in yachtworld promoted it as ready to sail. How ready I do not know. This ad says great condition, and the buyer being from the same area would have made it a simple go, and see. Unfortunately the boat was removed quickly. Possibly an extremely quick sale, because the ad is true? As I posted we all get through life differently. My glass is half full, and not half empty.....i2f
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Old 20-05-2009, 10:58   #22
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IAs I posted we all get through life differently. My glass is half full, and not half empty.....i2f
I would say mine is 3/4 full which might not be totally accurate because I'm including the ice

Still, I think if you aren't too keen on going with the owner built tri as I mentioned before -- and I don't get the sense you're ruiling it out -- the odds of getting a cat that meets the specs are going to be limited by your ability to act very quickly should one hit the market.

How long do you want to spend looking?
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Just to be clear, it's the OP, sww914, who's looking for such a vessel, and not imagine2frolic, who already owns a beautiful cat.

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I think I read this someplace else recently...You old smooooothiiiiieeeee....compliments will get you everywhere with me.......i2f...thank you sir
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Why does everybody have to put "old" before the nice words?

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I have no idea your age, but I do remember your remark just recently about the comment, you old smoothie. Just a little poke of fun. In reality we are probly very close in age......i2f
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I'm a 1948 Aries, i2f, born in landlocked Colorado. I think it was the British lass who called me an "old smooth talker."

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My family is looking for a multihull to cruise Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Mom & Dad, 1 kid (12) and a dog. We'll have about $50-$75K to work with. We have a list of must-haves. It must be able to tolerate getting stuck out in some bad weather. It must have 2 separate sleeping areas, one a double or a queen and a door, the other can be small. My son is a dwarf, he doesn't need a large bed. It must have a sit down nav station. It must have a galley that has room to work in, we like to cook. It must have adequate tankage. It must have a diesel engine. It must have a shallow draft and should be beachable. I had a Cross 37 10 years ago, I had to sell it due to health problems, now resolved. We looked at that boat again a couple of months ago, it's smaller than I remembered, I'd like to go 40' if possible.
Some work needed is fine, I build racecars and my wife was a Mechanic in the Coast Guard, but we don't want a multi-year project.
Have you looked at the Wharram cats? The Pahi 42, Narai or Oro would fit most of your criteria and can be found in your price range.

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Just to be clear, it's the OP, sww914, who's looking for such a vessel, and not imagine2frolic, who already owns a beautiful cat.
Ummm, yes - my second comments were to sww914 but the first (1/2 empty vs 1/2 full vs 3/4 full but with ice -- oh and a garnish I forgot about that too) was to i2f .

That said upon rereading my post I realize that a reasonable person would think I was still addressing i2f. My bad.
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Maren,

No bad there.....the sound of ice tinkling in a glass in the evening as the sunsets.....it can bring a wonderful smile to one's face......I get your humor, and I am with you, so I guess my glass would be 3/4's full too........i2f
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