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Old 17-09-2016, 19:56   #16
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Buy the damn thing.
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Old 18-09-2016, 07:45   #17
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I'm currently sailing my ninth boat. I've finally learned that its a lot less expensive to buy a boat in above average or mint condition and pay more, than to rebuild or repair old ones in lousy condition. I've actually made a profit on a couple of boats that I repaired and resold. However the costs of parts and materials can easily exceed the value of an old boat. Good new sails for a 26 foot boat will easily exceed $2500 or even used can get over $1000 Look for a boat in near perfect condition. You'll still find things to fix and it will end up cheaper.
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Old 18-09-2016, 09:57   #18
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I wonder if this is the boat the OP is talking about.

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Old 18-09-2016, 13:10   #19
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thanks for all the advice so far, very informative. That is in fact the boat! I was scheduled to see it today but wasn't able to catch the ferry over. I am hoping to see it next weekend if it is still available and perform my own mini survey then depending on how things go get a proper one. My friend plans to come with who has plenty of sailing/liveaboard experience.. he generally skips the pro survey on cheaper boats and just puts up a cash offer on the spot.. not necessarily my style.
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the issue i see is it is on a mooring buoy with no motor.. i am wondering how an out of water survey would be done - would the surveyor have a motor to transport it to a lift..?
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the issue i see is it is on a mooring buoy with no motor.. i am wondering how an out of water survey would be done - would the surveyor have a motor to transport it to a lift..?
Ours was towed to the lift point even though it had a functioning motor. It was something to do with insurance, apparently it is covered by the tow boat doing the towing, whereas they cannot be certain the seller has insurance.

Then the surveyor tested the engine in the pen later.

So should be ok I imagine.

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P.S. That is a nice looking boat, I do hope it turns out to be a good one.
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Oh Oh looks like the boat got sold? not posted anymore.
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Yep.. Sold and not to me someone got out there first thing this morning and bought it. No survey.. Bought on the spot - makes it hard to do your due diligence when others are willing to make more spontaneous decisions while you dilly dally.
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Yep.. Sold and not to me someone got out there first thing this morning and bought it. No survey.. Bought on the spot - makes it hard to do your due diligence when others are willing to make more spontaneous decisions while you dilly dally.
don't despair JC... you may see him tearing his hair out and bemoaning the dreadful day he bought that xxxboat. You are permitted to giggle quietly to yourself at that time!

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don't despair JC... you may see him tearing his hair out and bemoaning the dreadful day he bought that xxxboat. You are permitted to giggle quietly to yourself at that time!

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thanks for all the positive reinforcement there is another close by said to be in perfect condition .. for a little more money of course.
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Now jc12, armed with all these nuggets of wisdom from the CF forum....go get that boat! Don't dilly dally!
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