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Old 26-07-2019, 09:53   #1
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I landed one! Finally!

Hey guys.
Not sure if you remember me. Looking for a liveabaord after a mate died, had the overprotective Dad..
Anyway after nearly 9 months of searching I landed a great motorsailor. Not just that but reduced fees to the port Adelaide sailing club and an insane amount of free sailing lessons and experience. The seller of the boat, well call him Rich, popped an ad on gumtree back in June. Turns out he was a retired downsizer who already had a 26…32…and 42 foot so he had to sell one.
I got given a current survey have met the man who did the survey, actually I have a cup race coming up on his boat. I'm in the cockpit.
Anyway. It's a Roberts 32 motorsailor with enclosed cockpit. 1985. Lister engine. Survey comes back perfect. Ketch rigged. Needs solar and that's about it. It did need a BBQ but when I said I was buying one Rich went crazy generous and said he had a spare new one he'd install himself for free. Also gave me a spare anchor winch. The cost was a flat 20k for her. Not even including the amazing friends and lessons I've gotten for free from this whole thing.
Rich stripped the fibreglass back less than 10 years ago and redid it himself. He's the kind of guy who literally the day before he settled a house he's planting flowers because he wants it perfect for the next owner. Such a champ. He's actually scraping my hull tomorrow because he wants THAT to be perfect for me too.
He showed me how to fibreglass on the dingy he's giving us so if I ever want to fibreglass myself I've had some experience. He also had me antifouling his 42 footer so I know how to do that myself.

We were planning on leaving in September but Rich thinks I should do a coxswain course and I agree. It ends mid October but I'm happy to stick around for it. The price isnt important because Mum said it'd be my 30th birthday present. What do you guys think? It's not like I need anything of that value for my 30th so I think it's a good choice..unless? Ideas?

Here's a few picture of her sorry they're individual

https://ibb.co/h7RZmjj
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https://ibb.co/qWpWz88
https://ibb.co/nbc1FCw
https://ibb.co/dtPKyYB
https://ibb.co/qMFhBCV
https://ibb.co/3rmZ2WT
https://ibb.co/rbgXnyV
https://ibb.co/z5WjmDq
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Old 26-07-2019, 10:20   #2
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Congrats, hope she does well for you!
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Old 26-07-2019, 11:23   #3
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Sounds like a super deal. Is this a steel boat, or fiberglass?
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Old 26-07-2019, 12:35   #4
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Nice practical looking boat for your part of the world which appears to have been well maintained.Where do you intend going in it?
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Old 26-07-2019, 21:48   #5
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Fibreglass.
For now up the east coast maybe then in a couple of years Indonesia and further. Haven't really planned past north Qld.
In saying that I'm already eyeing off his 42 footer he has to sell in 5-10 years haha.
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Nice!
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Old 26-07-2019, 23:11   #7
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It looks good for the price. How old is the rigging?
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Old 26-07-2019, 23:39   #8
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It's great when you buy a boat from an honest chap, one that you like as a person as well as a PO, so well done.

Our previous boat was purchased via a broker and from a scum bag promoter who was actively escaping towards Mexico to avoid "issues". Good boat, zero help from PO.

Current boat purchased from her shipwright builder, and now, after 16 years of ownership we are still good friends. He's been a fountain of good advice and help and we value his friendship almost as much as we value the boat!

So, ya done good, mate!

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she is sweet. looks capable. enjoy her
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Old 27-07-2019, 07:02   #11
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Nice ride! Sounds like you got great deal.

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Old 27-07-2019, 08:24   #12
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Great deal! Glad it worked out so well - good times to come-
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Beautiful; welcome aboard
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Hey guys.
Not sure if you remember me. Looking for a liveabaord after a mate died, had the overprotective Dad..
Anyway after nearly 9 months of searching I landed a great motorsailor. Not just that but reduced fees to the port Adelaide sailing club and an insane amount of free sailing lessons and experience. The seller of the boat, well call him Rich, popped an ad on gumtree back in June. Turns out he was a retired downsizer who already had a 26…32…and 42 foot so he had to sell one.
I got given a current survey have met the man who did the survey, actually I have a cup race coming up on his boat. I'm in the cockpit.
Anyway. It's a Roberts 32 motorsailor with enclosed cockpit. 1985. Lister engine. Survey comes back perfect. Ketch rigged. Needs solar and that's about it. It did need a BBQ but when I said I was buying one Rich went crazy generous and said he had a spare new one he'd install himself for free. Also gave me a spare anchor winch. The cost was a flat 20k for her. Not even including the amazing friends and lessons I've gotten for free from this whole thing.
Rich stripped the fibreglass back less than 10 years ago and redid it himself. He's the kind of guy who literally the day before he settled a house he's planting flowers because he wants it perfect for the next owner. Such a champ. He's actually scraping my hull tomorrow because he wants THAT to be perfect for me too.
He showed me how to fibreglass on the dingy he's giving us so if I ever want to fibreglass myself I've had some experience. He also had me antifouling his 42 footer so I know how to do that myself.

We were planning on leaving in September but Rich thinks I should do a coxswain course and I agree. It ends mid October but I'm happy to stick around for it. The price isnt important because Mum said it'd be my 30th birthday present. What do you guys think? It's not like I need anything of that value for my 30th so I think it's a good choice..unless? Ideas?

Here's a few picture of her sorry they're individual

https://ibb.co/h7RZmjj
https://ibb.co/0rK6Xgy
https://ibb.co/qWpWz88
https://ibb.co/nbc1FCw
https://ibb.co/dtPKyYB
https://ibb.co/qMFhBCV
https://ibb.co/3rmZ2WT
https://ibb.co/rbgXnyV
https://ibb.co/z5WjmDq

She looks great, Grats. Do your think your Mum would adopt me?
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Old 27-07-2019, 12:59   #15
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Does it have AC for inclosure?
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