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Old 23-10-2011, 17:03   #61
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I debated about what I wrote as I have heard not-so good things about the company that built the boat(bad money managment skills)and I think Mr. Brewer had some problems with the company..that said they did do good work and I stand corrected..should be a good boat ...DVC
The Ouyang brothers (Aloha Boats) built a lot of boats in their time. They went bankrupt a couple of times and finally went under in the late eighties. The 34 was one of their better boats. Another good one is the 32, an Ellis design. There are still a lot of Alohas sailing around on Lake Ontario. Good luck, Don. We might see you in the Bahamas this season. Your boat was there last year or the year before.
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Old 25-10-2011, 20:22   #62
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I did it, sight unseen, I have offered to put down a deposit on S/V Kaleo! My terms are acceptable and they will be sending the contract tomorrow.

She is a beautiful Aloha 34:
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Built in 1984
Hull #207 of approx. 250 built
LOA 34′
LWL 28’8″
Beam 11’2″
Draft 5’6″
Mast height 49′
Displacement 13,600 lbs
Ballast 4,700 lbs
Sail Area, Main 226 sq. ft. Working Jib 219 sq. ft., 150% Genoa 456 sq. ft.
Headroom 6′ 7″
Berths 6 x 6′ 4″
Water tankage 90 gal (3 tanks)
Fuel tankage 25 gal
30 hp Westerbeke diesel (3471 hours)

I have fully investigated this boat, the previous owner, the brokerage, and the broker. I have no fear that this is an honest sale. It is dependent on a full survey and other contingencies and I will not have any fear going into this deal.


FWIW- the previous owners had a great blog... (you may already know this....) They really seemed to love the boat, and really take pride in her. I would think it's a great boat. I believe they bought the boat in Houston, sailed through the Bahamas, and then up the coast before putting Kaleo up for sale.
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FWIW- the previous owners had a great blog... (you may already know this....) They really seemed to love the boat, and really take pride in her. I would think it's a great boat. I believe they bought the boat in Houston, sailed through the Bahamas, and then up the coast before putting Kaleo up for sale.
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FWIW- the previous owners had a great blog... (you may already know this....) They really seemed to love the boat, and really take pride in her. I would think it's a great boat. I believe they bought the boat in Houston, sailed through the Bahamas, and then up the coast before putting Kaleo up for sale.
Yes, I have seen Matt and Christies blog, I hope I will be able to do half as good. I am really glad to keep hearing all the good that they have done for Kaleo.
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Yes, I have seen Matt and Christies blog, I hope I will be able to do half as good. I am really glad to keep hearing all the good that they have done for Kaleo.
Don, whats up?..what you doing?
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Don, whats up?..what you doing?
Resting from his repeated orgasms?
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Don, whats up?..what you doing?
I'm still in California. Final walk through for the house is set for Saturday.

The plan is for me to leave the sunny climes of California on or before Nov. 10th. With joy in my heart and my head it the sky I will go first to the warmth of North Dakota in November!

After a visit with my daughter and her family of about 2-3 days I will turn south east and head to Annapolis, Md, where the boat is waiting. I have scheduled a complete survey. The survey includes a sea trail so she will be in the water. After the sea trials I will close the purchase.

Now comes the fun part. My sister in Maryland has invited me to Thanksgiving dinner which should be a good bon voyage party since I will be heading south on Black Friday. This will be a shake down cruise from Annapolis to Hampton, Va (close to my other sister's house, staying at the Salt Ponds Marina). This is about 120 miles and should take about 3-4 days (Always estimate high). It actually calls for about 20 hours of perfect sailing at 7 knts but I expect to anchor out at least one night. If there is no wind the speed will be down to about 5 knts (motoring) or 24 hours under way. Mother nature can change all of this. Early December transit of the Chesapeake is not that nice a cruise. My sister has promised a party when I arrive at her house. I plan to leave The Salt Ponds for a few months in the sun just before Christmas.

The big problem now is getting out of this house.

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Nope, when my girl friend figured out that I was really going to do this she dropped me like a hot potato. Po-Tee-Weet.
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"Nope, when my girl friend figured out that I was really going to do this she dropped me like a hot potato."

So you're saying you have two reasons to celebrate then.

Sweet boat Don, congratulations.
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Well done and good luck with your cruise. Keep posting and let us know how you get on.
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"Nope, when my girl friend figured out that I was really going to do this she dropped me like a hot potato."

So you're saying you have two reasons to celebrate then.

Sweet boat Don, congratulations.
Well, she was really nice, but so it goes.
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Well, she was really nice, but so it goes.
Sounds like you found a great boat, enjoy it and hopefully you will find a great person to share this part of your life. You gotta follow your heart. The sailing life is too amazing to miss.
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I have been to the boat! And it looks as good in person as it did in the pictures.



The house closed and I expect the cash to be in the account tomorrow. I am taking tomorrow to complete all the banking stuff I need to do to get the money here. I will be back on the boat on Friday. The survey is still set for Tuesday and everything should be set for me to takeoff right after Thanksgiving, probably Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Re: I Have Pulled the Trigger !

Heck, she looks younger then that fella! By the way, where's the ear to ear grin?
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Congrats Don!


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Heck, she looks younger then that fella! By the way, where's the ear to ear grin?
After the survey?
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Have a blast - sounds like you've earned it. Oh, and buy the unlimited towing and point that baby south.

Lying cape lookout right now, blowing 25 from SW and life is good. Save for that halyard slapping.

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