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Old 20-05-2013, 08:58   #46
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lol, the boat is a custom job, and therefor in my opinion only worth what someone is willing to pay. the fit and finish on custom boats is most times lacking. however the function cannot be ignored. the last boat that sold under 30K that i missed was custom too, and thats what i based my offer on. i can send similar examples for price range
its genuinely a nice layout for a family.
Scoobert, I think that you are confusing the term "custom" with homebuilt. One-off boats built by competent shipwrights are often, perhaps usually, far better in terms of finish and fit and materials than most production boats.

I looked at several such boats whilst searching for our Insatiable II, and while some of them did not suit for design reasons, the quality of fit and finish was in every case excellent.

Anyhow, good luck in your Quixotic search...

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Old 20-05-2013, 09:02   #47
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Scoobert, I think that you are confusing the term "custom" with homebuilt. One-off boats built by competent shipwrights are often, perhaps usually, far better in terms of finish and fit and materials than most production boats.

I looked at several such boats whilst searching for our Insatiable II, and while some of them did not suit for design reasons, the quality of fit and finish was in every case excellent.

Anyhow, good luck in your Quixotic search...

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and your opinion on this fit and finish?


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Old 20-05-2013, 09:17   #48
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or this perhaps? i think my search is very realistic. as is my $18,000 offer on this boat priced at $55,000
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Old 20-05-2013, 09:30   #49
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Re: if you had $20,000 to spend....

I think you may have over bid. Unless you like the asylum look.
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Old 20-05-2013, 09:39   #50
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if i spent the next 10 years adding teak, i would not feel bad.
remember i wanted to build my boat...
i would also add a pilothouse to this one.
but yes, i may have, but then its noon, and they have not e-mailed me back yet...
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Old 20-05-2013, 09:55   #51
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We are the same way. Don't mind the work if the price is right. You may have to call to get them talking. Explain your case for the offer, work needed, parts, ect. This helps in some cases other don't care. Your job is to find the ones who will come down.
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Old 20-05-2013, 10:35   #52
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and your opinion on this fit and finish?


Well, Scoob, I wouldn't venture an opinion based on that photo... but I don't understand what you are getting at.

There are plenty of home built boats that are crap. No argument there. But one-off boats built by skilled professionals don't exhibit areas like your photo seems to show.

However, the boats to which I refer are not likely to be in the price range that you are investigating. I was originally commenting on your blanket condemnation of what you call "custom" boats.

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Old 20-05-2013, 11:04   #53
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Re: if you had $20,000 to spend....

Offers on eight boats. What happens if they are all accepted, you could end up with a fleet?
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I think you may have over bid. Unless you like the asylum look.
I agree unless the rest of the boat looks great I would pass on this one.
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