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Old 07-08-2021, 14:43   #2686
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...and we know how projects go...
Yep, we're now "finished" after 12 years of buying a fixer-upper*. Unless you keep moving with it, something happens and that's the end of it.

*We replaced or renovated everything, except the sails and engine.
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45 ft sailboat 1977 - $5,000 (Oak Harbor WA)

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Yep, we're now "finished" after 12 years of buying a fixer-upper*. Unless you keep moving with it, something happens and that's the end of it.

*We replaced or renovated everything, except the sails and engine.
Ours was “cruise ready”, and we have cruised the entire Eastern sea board from Labrador to Grenada. HOWEVER we have spent a ton of money and effort on the boat. In part fixing things the surveyor missed, fixing things the “professionals” did, keeping up with maintenance, and improvements.

I totally agree that the proper way to consider maintenance on a live aboard sailboat is as a “tolling refit.” You are never done, just somewhere between 1 and 12 months behind the curve.
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

1982 Erwin 34.5 ft. citation - $2,000, Panama City, FL

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Gone! Must have sold quick.
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Gone! Must have sold quick.
4000 lbs of lead will fetch $2K.
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1972 C and C - Huge Interior TOUGH AS NAILS Perfect Island Cruiser -Circumnavigate in Comfort
With only a few days left, this could be one to watch. It might go for a reasonable price.

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1972 C and C - Huge Interior TOUGH AS NAILS Perfect Island Cruiser -Circumnavigate in Comfort
With only a few days left, this could be one to watch. It might go for a reasonable price.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/20355361524...4AAOSwDzZhEEwB
"...With a few weekends of restoration and recommissioning this fine classic cruising yacht will easily be a $40,000 to $50,000 vessel again..."

Oh man, talk about false advertising. The thing needs totally gutting; probably all the wiring redone, plumbing, hatches. ports, tanks etc., running rigging, standing rigging, sails (probably), canvas, woodwork, cushions...Not to mention the mushroom farm. And what are all those weird shotgun pellet marks on the hull? And the smile on the port beam?
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I really, really, really wanted to buy this boat:

It is a Parkins Marine built Herreshoff H-28 sloop. The guy who owns it, bought it two years ago, but never sailed it due to deteriorating health. It is on the hard on his property in NH.

The boat needed a good cleaning inside and out, but it is in very nice cosmetic condition otherwise. The standing rigging looked new and everything seemed great. I got very excited to have found a diamond in the rough, but in the end I did not buy it.

I had a surveyor come out and he found that the deck coring had deteriorated over most of the cockpit area, including under the winches and on the starboard side of the cabin.
Despite the low price of the boat, that would have been too much work for me to fix on my own, but perhaps this could still be a deal for someone else out there...
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I really, really, really wanted to buy this boat:

It is a Parkins Marine built Herreshoff H-28 sloop. The guy who owns it, bought it two years ago, but never sailed it due to deteriorating health. It is on the hard on his property in NH.

The boat needed a good cleaning inside and out, but it is in very nice cosmetic condition otherwise. The standing rigging looked new and everything seemed great. I got very excited to have found a diamond in the rough, but in the end I did not buy it.

I had a surveyor come out and he found that the deck coring had deteriorated over most of the cockpit area, including under the winches and on the starboard side of the cabin.
Despite the low price of the boat, that would have been too much work for me to fix on my own, but perhaps this could still be a deal for someone else out there...
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And what are all those weird shotgun pellet marks on the hull?
Probably shotgun pellets after his girlfriends father found him...
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It definitely needs a ton of work, but if the price doesn't go up much, it might be worth it for someone. The thing that did concern me was that support pole that's located near the galley. It's not under the mast, so there's just cabin top above it and that part shouldn't be sagging. Could it be that it's just something to brace on while using the galley?
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

Sailboat 43 ketch - $29,000 (Lottsburg VA)
Nice looking Irwin, but where are the interior pix?

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It definitely needs a ton of work, but if the price doesn't go up much, it might be worth it for someone. The thing that did concern me was that support pole that's located near the galley. It's not under the mast, so there's just cabin top above it and that part shouldn't be sagging. Could it be that it's just something to brace on while using the galley?
Give it up, Captain! That boat is perhaps marginally above being a derelict.

I'd be prepared to bet that the "missing genoa" blew itself out on the furler. And there's a suspicious strand of shredded fabric poking out from under the main sail cover.
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Give it up, Captain! That boat is perhaps marginally above being a derelict.

I'd be prepared to bet that the "missing genoa" blew itself out on the furler. And there's a suspicious strand of shredded fabric poking out from under the main sail cover.
On second thought, it is a derelict. There's a scum line about a foot high in all the compartments. This thing has either been sunk or filled with rainwater.

She's dead, Jim!
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