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Old 20-03-2009, 23:26   #16
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I'm aware of this boat unless there are two of them out there. She is a 90s built steel single chine boat (it may be a multi-chine) of a Bruce Roberts design. She was built in 93+ by Topper Hermanson Builders then sailed extensively then sat for the last several years. She has a lot of interior rust while I've not paid a lot of attn to the exterior nor seen the boat in person but only via online photos.

I'd say she'll need either media blasting (frozen CO2 would be a great choice here) then immediate metal treatment followed by a paint system. It may require a fair amount of prep work before hand.

She needs plumbing and electrical systems put in. i don't know about her mast set or what shape the masts themselves or rigging is in. The rigging is over ten years old and the ship has had a lot of travel so I'd replace it all. I don't remember a lot about the winches etc. I'd need self furling rigs, electric winches, etc.

Then she'll need the entire interior done and it does not appear much of that is still around and none installed.

The engine allegedly needs to be rebuilt and it is underpowered for a boat that displacement anyway. IMO. The shaft appears to be on the marginal small side and I can't say anything about bearings. I don't remember any special couplers although I think there is a Borg 2:1 trans.

Personally, I think I'd prefer an aluminum boat but this one looks like she is very rugged and of course heavy. Obviously I've looked at her. I see her as a near ultimate single handed blue water boat with the ability to build your interior the way you'd like which would be open for me.

For the right price and the right person then I think she could be an ultimate customized boat. I think you'll need another boat in the meantime.

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Old 21-03-2009, 01:09   #17
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To get a decent shipwright to do the interior...$80,000 Time and materials.
Engine rebuild and install...$8,000
Buying a boat ready to go???...Priceless

Run for your life screaming!!!

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Well, I took the advice of the experts out there and continued the search. Although she is ready to sail now, she still needs some things addressed which is fine since I work overseas for another year and have every 3rd month back in the states. Im eyeing an Endeavour 43.....any reviews of this model from anyone? AND.....she is all fitted!! YIPPIE!


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