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Old 14-01-2022, 08:12   #3481
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The transaction was a PITA with the sellers broker which could be a thread in itself.
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^ Very nice indeed. Best of luck.
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Old 14-01-2022, 10:20   #3483
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Well...it's official. Signed the closing statement today, picked up the keys and took position..Yahoo!!!
Congratulations. Splash down and sail on. .

Pearson 365. Let us know how you compare it to your previous boats (IIRC I recall a HR).
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Old 14-01-2022, 11:16   #3484
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Well...it's official. Signed the closing statement today, picked up the keys and took position..Yahoo!!!
That's wonderful! You got a great buy imo, and it's good to see this grand old lady get a caring new owner.

(However, let's hope you don't have to make an emergency call! )

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Old 14-01-2022, 11:33   #3485
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Old 14-01-2022, 11:54   #3486
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1979 Pearson 365
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The transaction was a PITA with the sellers broker which could be a thread in itself.
Congrats! And keep us updated on the upgrades, projects, etc. She's a keeper.
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Old 14-01-2022, 22:50   #3487
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^ Very nice indeed. Best of luck.
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Pearson 365. Let us know how you compare it to your previous boats (IIRC I recall a HR).
Thanx Mr. Steadman..The quality on my 1977 Hallberg Rassy 35 was exceptional. Where they blew it was putting an aft cabin in that design. Very small and made the front portion of the boat fell like you were in a Catalina 30. That boat would have been perfect if they had designed it as an aft cockpit.


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(However, let's hope you don't have to make an emergency call! )

Best wishes,

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Ha ha...thanx This is the newest boat I have ever owned! I ended up getting her for substantially less than it had been reduced to. I hope I don't have to make that emergency call. I am going to get Boat US tow service before I move her.
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Thanx...I usually start a blog when I do things like this. I did with the Hallberg Rassy from start to rebuild to cruise until sold.
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I have seen steel hull boats that are very smooth, with excellent curves and fairing (some use some external smoothing compound). Very "slick" looking hulls. It can be done, though usually those are very expensive hulls when new. But, it is not as common when one is looking at a Roberts design, especially given the finish shown in the interior of this boat which does look DIY.

Here is how I see it: One thing that is very commonly seen on DIY steel boats is the use of "beefy" "robust" welded-on deck fittings, such as deck plates, deck cleats, eyes, stanchions, bollards, etc. I donít see that in the photos of this particular boat. Instead, it appears that small items have been bolted on or screwed on.
Just one to add to the mix - my boat education was spending 5 years bringing a steel ketch back to life. When it came time to sell, the interest was pretty significant and a lot of it came down to the boat not looking like a steel boat... it had a smooth, rolled hull (goodness knows what the original cost was) and the deck fittings were bolted on post-paint, avoiding that DIY finish.

The boat was eventually sold to a couple who still keep in touch, and 11 years after starting the refit I see itís just finished another Med crossing. Always worth keeping in mind the re-sale possibilities when discussing an initial purchase price.

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Old 15-01-2022, 11:32   #3490
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^ this steelie is superficially a near twin of our boat, so I was curious.
This MAY be a 2 year old posting.
I sent the original poster a message to see it it is still active.

$20,000.
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Old 15-01-2022, 14:06   #3491
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I must confess I am a bit green with jealousy! Looks like a lot of fun!
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

Congratulations Celestial!

It's great to see one of these vessels to find a new Captain and caretaker.

I wish you gentle winds and following seas. Sail in good health.

Best regards,

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Edit: forgive me if I missed it,... is a renaming ceremony in the cards?
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Congratulations Celestial!
It's great to see one of these vessels to find a new Captain and caretaker.
I wish you gentle winds and following seas. Sail in good health.
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Edit: forgive me if I missed it,... is a renaming ceremony in the cards?
Yeah, that's what I think too...

It's not the worst ever boat name I saw. That was: "I'LL NEVER BUY A BENETEAU AGAIN!" in large letters on both sides of the hull of a sailboat we saw at a marina on Vancouver Island.

We never did find out the story...
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Old 15-01-2022, 22:44   #3494
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I must confess I am a bit green with jealousy! Looks like a lot of fun!
Mast step is totally wroughted out, roller furl hardly moves, the head looks like a biology experiment gone wrong. Not fun yet.
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It's great to see one of these vessels to find a new Captain and caretaker.

I wish you gentle winds and following seas. Sail in good health.

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Thanx for the kind words...The Admiral likes the name, which means I will wear a disguise when pulling into port.
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Old 16-01-2022, 09:13   #3495
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Thanx for the kind words...The Admiral likes the name, which means I will wear a disguise when pulling into port.
You could convert to a semi cutter rig (aka slutter rig),;this would of course require a slight name modification, at which point perhaps The Admiral might want to go for a complete rename....or just go....
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