Originally Posted by ranchero76
Yes, and I imagine, it will be very hard to sell "one off" cat down the road.
I think it would be harder than a Lagoon, given their popularity but I agree with Ann about Aus/NZ being a specialist market for these sorts of things. Even France
..you'll find a buyer but just not as quickly.
Originally Posted by Rustic Charm
it's hardly cruising though
would you buy a Harley for speed?
It's most definitely a performance cruiser - it has more space and amenities than the majority of boats out there cruising and doesn't need to be specced the way they've specced Mojo. They are keen racers and Mojo has some excellent racing
credentials but you don't need to have their extensive sail wardrobe/hardware to cruise
Harley's ... they're a bit weird but it happens. Also, this is more like people cruising on a sports bike and that happens a lot. There's a guy who has ridden around the world on an R1... I used to commute in London, all year round, on my Ducati 996.
Originally Posted by Seaslug Caravan
Not only that, but most Schionings are balsa cored, so one would expect a useby date.
It doesn't take much mushy balsa to devalue a boat considerably.
Best to unload sooner than later.
Ignorance is bliss eh! See Greg's and Dale's posts below ...
Originally Posted by Stumble
I was all irritated, then realized it was sea slug again...
So long as the deck hardware
was properly installed there is no known lifespan of balsa core
. There are thousands of boats out there with balsa that are coming close to their 50th birthday and show no signs of stopping yet. It's amazing, if you don't abuse things they tend to last.
Originally Posted by daletournier
My boat is 32 years old and built with balsa, no one mentioned a use by date when I purchased it. Maybe the date is the same for the carbon fibre mast
.....I'll have a look in the manual.
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I would also add that Schionning have a foam version of the same design as Mojo, the G-Force 1500. Build what you want.
Originally Posted by Andrew Grace
Just the sail wardrobe alone is 100k on that boat. But if you could build for cheaper,
go for it.
Yep, really - even with the sails
. I'm not trying to be smart or denigrate Mojo or her owner; I hope it didn't come across that way. I'm a very big fan of Schionning designs and their boats and Mojo is an exceptional example of the breed. She's been built very light, minimal, is a wee bit longer and has amazing racing
credentials having been captained and crewed by very experienced people. No money
has been spared on her. She would be an excellent buy for someone and I'm sure there'd be no regrets.
For me, I'm planning on cruising and would build her differently, use a different builder
and have a smaller, different sail wardrobe and come out well and truly under that number. I'm not just randomly speculating here; I've done a lot of research
over a number of years.