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Old 16-03-2012, 11:05   #61
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RUN.....

AWAY.....

FAST.....


trust me on that.

If not, please rent the movie "Money Pit" and stop before the happy ending....
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Old 16-03-2012, 11:13   #62
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RUN.....

AWAY.....

FAST.....


trust me on that.

If not, please rent the movie "Money Pit" and stop before the happy ending....
What's wrong with the Compac 25?

PS I may rent the movie, but why would I stop before the happy ending unless it costs more and I am on a budget.
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Old 16-03-2012, 11:27   #63
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Oops. I posted after page 1.
COmpac 25 is nice boat, but overpriced IMHO.

In my rush to judge I didn't see the next 4 pages of posts. That's the problem when you try to squeeze in a quick CF fix while at work.


Go with this one. I know the prior owners. Always well maintained boat and care for, while lightly used on Chesapeake. New engine, wiring, and electronics after lightning strike sinking in 1990ish. I'm certain it has good bones, and just needs cosmetics. IMHO a better selling price would be low 20s at most

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Old 16-03-2012, 11:29   #64
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Oops. I posted after page 1.
COmpac 25 is nice boat, but overpriced IMHO.

In my rush to judge I didn't see the next 4 pages of posts. That's the problem when you try to squeeze in a quick CF fix while at work.


Go with this one. I know the prior owners. Always well maintained boat and care for, while lightly used on Chesapeake. New engine, wiring, and electronics after lightning strike sinking in 1990ish. I'm certain it has good bones, and just needs cosmetics. IMHO a better selling price would be low 20s at most

Of course I'm loyal to the brand.
1969 Allied Luders Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

whoops, even better- looks like they replaced the engine again in 2010. That's worth some money.
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Old 16-03-2012, 12:38   #65
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Oops. I posted after page 1.
COmpac 25 is nice boat, but overpriced IMHO.

In my rush to judge I didn't see the next 4 pages of posts. That's the problem when you try to squeeze in a quick CF fix while at work.


Go with this one. I know the prior owners. Always well maintained boat and care for, while lightly used on Chesapeake. New engine, wiring, and electronics after lightning strike sinking in 1990ish. I'm certain it has good bones, and just needs cosmetics. IMHO a better selling price would be low 20s at most

Of course I'm loyal to the brand.
1969 Allied Luders Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
the gang talked me off the lege with the first boat. the luders looks ok, but I really love the look of the compaq, it just looks like something a slaty seemen would sail
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Old 16-03-2012, 13:47   #66
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Re: Question on Boat Suitability

That Compaq 25 is a nice boat...they're known to be sturdy and well made.

However....25' is a bit on the small side for what you're wanting to do. Not saying it can't be done, but I'd look at 30' minimum for your first boat.

And take your time....you don't have to buy a boat tomorrow! There are so many out there...really put together a "Top 10" of the boats you have gone and looked at. Look at that 25...and look at some 36' ers too. Get a feel for what the different sizes get you....remember, you're gonna be living here. A 25'er can get real small, real fast.

I know. I have one.
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Old 16-03-2012, 16:46   #67
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Now, that is a proper sailboat for yours plans. I do agree with others on the price, haggle.
Remember, boats do grow on trees. there will always be a good boat down the line. Don't be afraid to walk away from one. This is a buyers market.
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Old 16-03-2012, 17:30   #68
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There's a Prout Snowgoose cat on Ebay with an asking price of $49,000. Also lots other reasonably priced cats, tris, and monos. The bugs don't eat fiberglass. BTW
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Re: Question on Boat Suitability

I'll second the Compaq 25 as being a nice looking boat. Looks like a new engine.

It does look rather bare (What's included in the sale?) and to be needing a "tidy up".

The beam at 8'6" is narrow. It's a small boat. I'll go along with those that suggest a minimum of 30' with a diesel.

I'd also look for boats with lots of "goodies" - plotter, radios, sails... the works.

Rather than racing out and buying right away why not see if you can get hold of a copy of Don Casey's "Inspecting the Aging Sailboat" and seeing how each boat that you look at measures up.

Most buyers kiss dozens, if not hundreds, of frogs before they find their one true love. If you want your fairy tale to have a happy ending better get used to the taste.

If you really want to buy a boat now consider a small inflatable and 2hp outboard. Something that can go in the boot of a car. Sometimes it's nice to be able to look at a boat independent of the owner or just to be out on the water on a fine day.
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Hey Magna....don't know if you're checking this thread anymore:

Pearson Triton 28

Looks like it could be a good deal on a VERY seaworthy craft. With such a low entry price, that leaves a ton for fixing her up. Even with a $30k budget you could do ALOT to make this little boat your world cruiser.
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Come on, no way you can live and cruise on a 25ft boat.

Where ya gonna put the generator? Watermaker, wash/dryer, forward-looking sonar? Dishwasher? Frig? Freezer? All those displays for the laptop connected charts, chart plotters, radar, AISs, knotmeter, actual charts, actuary charts, redundant GPSs, anchor alarm, topless babe alert, oven, pressure cooker, microwave, RIB, 50hp 4 stroke for the RIB?, air compressor, scuba gear, wind surfer(s), wind generators, folding tenders, fishing gear, kite fishing gear, yo-yos, quiver for several surfboards for different conditions, sex wax for prop, etc, extra virgin olive oil for eating and cooking, cooking oil, outboard oil, diesel oil, hair oil, oil of nolay, propane tank, gasoline tank, water tank, black water tank, deisel tank, backup laptop, coffee grinder and brewer (s), flatscreen and attendant sound system, music sound system, sat radio, ssb, ham gear, vhf,
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Pardon the thread-drifting editorial rant.
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Come on, no way you can live and cruise on a 25ft boat.

Where ya gonna put the generator? Watermaker, wash/dryer, forward-looking sonar? Dishwasher? Frig? Freezer? All those displays for the laptop connected charts, chart plotters, radar, AISs, knotmeter, actual charts, actuary charts, redundant GPSs, anchor alarm, topless babe alert, oven, pressure cooker, microwave, RIB, 50hp 4 stroke for the RIB?, air compressor, scuba gear, wind surfer(s), wind generators, folding tenders, fishing gear, kite fishing gear, yo-yos, quiver for several surfboards for different conditions, sex wax for prop, etc, extra virgin olive oil for eating and cooking, cooking oil, outboard oil, diesel oil, hair oil, oil of nolay, propane tank, gasoline tank, water tank, black water tank, deisel tank, backup laptop, coffee grinder and brewer (s), flatscreen and attendant sound system, music sound system, sat radio, ssb, ham gear, vhf,
...ad nauseam.

Pardon the thread-drifting editorial rant.
I think we already established with his budget he won't be cruising on a Beneteau Oceanis.
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...oil of nolay,....
I am glad I dont have room for an oil that makes me celibate...
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I am glad I dont have room for an oil that makes me celibate...

Celibate? I thought it made you celebrate!
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Dude look read and take to heart what others are telling you. Most of the time if it is to good to be true, it is not true! To help yourself toss out the; top and bottom or the most + positive and the most -negitve reply pick the middle reply.
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