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Old 09-12-2011, 08:22   #61
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Re: Is She Worth a Look, or Should I Run in the Other Direction ?

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Awesome, thanks. Too bad the info is a little sparse. I guess I'll have to fill out the contact form.
Just drive down there to MQW and ask for Tina or Luc. The people at the office will direct you.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:25   #62
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If you want a project to keep you amused for the next 5 years then this would be a great boat, particularly if you can take it out of the water and move it next to your house.

That said, it's a '74 so in terms of resale it's not likely to be ever worth much more than what you pay for it. Have a look at my blog if you want to know how I know.

My standard "Wish I'd done this." comparison is with ex charter boats. For what you'll have to put into this you could probably pay for the trip down, pick up an Oceanis 393, do any required upgrades and have change left over.
That can go both ways, however. The big outfits "cycle" charter boats and keep them maintained, so that a boat sold out of charter will benefit from a change of running rigging and a new head, but otherwise should be OK. Other places run the boats into the ground (or reef) and I've seen some pretty horrible examples back here that have been bleached and cracked into premature old age. It depends on the commitment and budget from the managers.
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Old 19-12-2011, 09:50   #63
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Re: Is She Worth a Look, or Should I Run in the Other Direction ?

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I am the surveyor who has been quoted regarding the abandoned survey of the Hughes 40. Obviously I cannot discuss the boat without the premission of the gentleman who paid me However, if you can get his permission through the yacht broker, I'd be happy to discuss it with you. As a long term liveaboard in the Toronto area I may be able to offer some insights there too.
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