Originally Posted by HankOnthewater
Funny that, sheer coincidence, the poster above has a boat like this. Maybe Reefmagnet can comment much better than I can.
In Victoria, in Docklands, not far from the Westgate bridge, but more than your $40k, although there might a bit bit leeway as it has been on the market since June (when I first saw it).
There is also one for sale
in Pittwater with DBY, and there was one for sale
in Adelaide but just sold
here is a pic
Certainly can add my $0.02
They're a great boat as long as you're under 6ft tall as headroom
is a weak point being a flush deck
. Other than that fantastic liveaboard
(wife and I lived through COVID on ours) because they are very roomy for their size and have reasonable sailing characteristics with the only real weakness, imo, being that windward pointing is not real great.
I would caution that the cheap
ones usually have water
damaged interiors because they have opening portlights
in the hull
and they can also leak through the hull deck
joint, especially where the freeing ports
have been routed out during manufacture. Ours had eight big solid bronze
with deadlights, but over the years water
invariably gets in and slowly damages the interior
woodwork which can include structural components like the bulkheads and even electrical wiring
and switching adjacent to the portlights. This can take considerable work
to make good (don't ask me how I know). On the plus side, they have an encapsulated keel
which has been shaped to deflect off most things it grounds against, the hull is purportedly laid with at least a couple of layers of vinylester resin so you shouldn't see any osmosis
in one and the decks are solid glass reinforced with foam encapsulated stringers except for structural areas like the jib
tracks and anchor winch
Come to think of it, I probably should have suggested one!