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Old 21-06-2010, 09:10   #76
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I found my boat! a 27' ODay. Now to sail off into the sunset---or is that the sunrise???
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Old 21-06-2010, 10:07   #77
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Rub it in!

Anyone in US want to find me an abandoned boat and deliver it to me? Will pay your airfare back lol
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Old 21-06-2010, 12:28   #78
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I found my boat! a 27' ODay. Now to sail off into the sunset---or is that the sunrise???
When I get my boat I'll be right behind you.
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Old 22-06-2010, 13:15   #79
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Old 22-06-2010, 13:31   #80
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I found my boat! a 27' ODay. Now to sail off into the sunset---or is that the sunrise???
Oh no, this little beauty just turned up on UK ebay.

Colvic Victor 41 - NO RESERVE BOAT MUST GO on eBay (end time 26-Jun-10 20:08:14 BST)

Never mind it would suit that Mr Savage chap as a live aboard. BTW ignore the comment of VAT paid if it comes back to the UK, I recon because it was sold outside the UK it will be liable for another lot of VAT which as at 2pm this afternoon will be 20% from 4 Jan 11.

Still for £15k (sterling) and an engine rebuild it looks a lot of boat. It would cost at least that to rebuild a shed.

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Old 22-06-2010, 13:39   #81
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NYC, seen this in Preston

Fisher 30 Motor Sailer on eBay (end time 27-Jun-10 19:50:33 BST)
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Thanks Pete, I do appreciate your time in looking for these, but at the moment, these prices are way out of my league!

I was hoping to get a project boat that I can work on to spread the cost (in an ideal world, a free boat like the title of this thread) but I am realistic and understand that UK citizens just do not give their boats away!

Time for bed now so good night and thanks once again....
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Re: Free Boat !

Well, Ill begin with admitting to knowing nothing about sailboats or sailing. Ive read alot of the comments and just have a few questions. Im a writer, currently writing my first novel and would like to find a nice sailboat around 32-36 feet. I grew up on a 33 foot Egg Harbor, so its a pretty intense transition. What should I look out for when Im looking at boats that are listed free or cheap. What makes should I avoid? I like the Catalina styles. I would be sailing across ocean's once I get more experienced. I want to see Fiji and Greece and Ireland..pretty much everywhere that isnt the United States lol
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Well, Ill begin with admitting to knowing nothing about sailboats or sailing. Ive read alot of the comments and just have a few questions. Im a writer, currently writing my first novel and would like to find a nice sailboat around 32-36 feet. I grew up on a 33 foot Egg Harbor, so its a pretty intense transition. What should I look out for when Im looking at boats that are listed free or cheap. What makes should I avoid? I like the Catalina styles. I would be sailing across ocean's once I get more experienced. I want to see Fiji and Greece and Ireland..pretty much everywhere that isnt the United States lol

start by crewing on other peoples boats in these locations,which would equate to basically a free boat with supervision
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Re: Free Boat !

It sounds really appealing at first but many of these boats are in very bad shape. Often the proper restoration of "free" boat costs you much more then buy something else. On the other hand there are more thinks in the world then money. Restoration of old boat and take it back to glory would be an awesome adventure and great pride. I would take such a boat over some modern nonsence any day. ;-)
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