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Old 18-06-2024, 10:33   #4546
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Toyota Pathfinder marine engine???


Am familiar with the VW Pathfinder engine-- basically a marinized VW Rabbit diesel engine of that vintage.
Nissan also has a diesel they call a pathfinder. The 4 cylinder model develops approx 100hp and it is a turbocharged engine.
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Old 18-06-2024, 11:18   #4547
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I kinda liked those. Skeg rudder, beamy, full aft sections. Many popular boats adopted those features.
At 11.17 fet, I would not say they are particularly beemy, or very full in the aft sections: https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/islander-36/

But they are stiff and well-balanced, and many people, including myself, think they are very well suited to SF Bay, where 25-30 knots of wind is not unusual for a typcial daysail in the summer.

These boats were produced origianlly with lots of differnet engines, and many have been re-engined by now. I didn't see anything in the ad that specified what engine this own has. The pathfinders in Islander 36's that I am aware of are Volkswagen Pathfinders. It is easy to get parts for the engine itslef on those, although the marinizing parts are much harder. If it was a serious engine problem, it would make more sense to swap it out for a rebuilt engine than to pay Bay Area prices for a mechanic, and probably even more efficient than rebuilding it yourself. This place has factory rebuilt long blocks for $2900: https://www.partsplaceinc.com/vw-die...ne-blocks.html and brand new heads for $750: https://www.partsplaceinnc.com/vw-di...der-heads.html They also claim to have familiarity with the marinized versions: https://www.partsplaceinc.com/pathfinder-sailboat

If it has a Perkins 4.108, as many of them do, you can get a rebuild kit on eBay for $500 that inludes new pistons and liners, and keep that old school engine going forever.
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Old 18-06-2024, 11:42   #4548
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At 11.17 fet, I would not say they are particularly beemy, or very full in the aft sections: https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/islander-36/

But they are stiff and well-balanced, and many people, including myself, think they are very well suited to SF Bay, where 25-30 knots of wind is not unusual for a typcial daysail in the summer.

These boats were produced origianlly with lots of differnet engines, and many have been re-engined by now. I didn't see anything in the ad that specified what engine this own has. The pathfinders in Islander 36's that I am aware of are Volkswagen Pathfinders. It is easy to get parts for the engine itslef on those, although the marinizing parts are much harder. If it was a serious engine problem, it would make more sense to swap it out for a rebuilt engine than to pay Bay Area prices for a mechanic, and probably even more efficient than rebuilding it yourself. This place has factory rebuilt long blocks for $2900: https://www.partsplaceinc.com/vw-die...ne-blocks.html and brand new heads for $750: https://www.partsplaceinnc.com/vw-di...der-heads.html They also claim to have familiarity with the marinized versions: https://www.partsplaceinc.com/pathfinder-sailboat

If it has a Perkins 4.108, as many of them do, you can get a rebuild kit on eBay for $500 that inludes new pistons and liners, and keep that old school engine going forever.
Looks a lot like our own moderators sailor chick's boat she lives on an Islander 36 hope she is well haven't seen her on in 3 or 4 years now .
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Old 18-06-2024, 11:58   #4549
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At 11.17 fet, I would not say they are particularly beemy, or very full in the aft sections: https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/islander-36/

But they are stiff and well-balanced, and many people, including myself, think they are very well suited to SF Bay, where 25-30 knots of wind is not unusual for a typcial daysail in the summer.

These boats were produced origianlly with lots of differnet engines, and many have been re-engined by now. I didn't see anything in the ad that specified what engine this own has. The pathfinders in Islander 36's that I am aware of are Volkswagen Pathfinders. It is easy to get parts for the engine itslef on those, although the marinizing parts are much harder. If it was a serious engine problem, it would make more sense to swap it out for a rebuilt engine than to pay Bay Area prices for a mechanic, and probably even more efficient than rebuilding it yourself. This place has factory rebuilt long blocks for $2900: https://www.partsplaceinc.com/vw-die...ne-blocks.html and brand new heads for $750: https://www.partsplaceinnc.com/vw-di...der-heads.html They also claim to have familiarity with the marinized versions: https://www.partsplaceinc.com/pathfinder-sailboat

If it has a Perkins 4.108, as many of them do, you can get a rebuild kit on eBay for $500 that inludes new pistons and liners, and keep that old school engine going forever.
Yeah probably true, I had the sister ship 32 footer in mind I think. Although boats like the Alberg 35 etc were well over a foot narrower.
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Old 24-06-2024, 04:27   #4550
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Re: Boats Less Than $30K Recent Noteworthy Finds

No personal interest but came across this.
Morgan 38, swing keel.
The boat is well used but reportedly has a new Yanmar. Like under 100 hours.
$12,000 Canadian (under $10k USD)
Laying Glovertown, Newfoundland

https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/we...ies-38-morgan/

Not for everyone for sure, but the cruising here is pretty special, even if the season is short. The marina has a 30 ton lift and open slips. Storage is more (less?) than reasonable. Our lift, store and launch was about $800 USD.

It would be a good way to explore this unique part of NA for a decent entry cost.

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Old 26-06-2024, 19:27   #4551
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Morgan 36

$2,500

https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa...755905548.html

I’m looking for boats in Florida and saw that. Needs engine/transmission work.
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Old 06-07-2024, 17:19   #4552
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1973 Westerly Longbow 31 in Vancouver $1 ? ?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...ibextid=6ojiHh

A good old boat, no idea if it's really to be given away.
New engine.
Perhaps moorage fees are too much? $650 p.m.
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Here is a Caliber 33 in Nova Scotia.
CAD$20,000 is around USD$14,000.

https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/198...er-33-9392473/
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1973 Westerly Longbow 31 in Vancouver $1 ? ?

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...ibextid=6ojiHh

A good old boat, no idea if it's really to be given away.
New engine.
Perhaps moorage fees are too much? $650 p.m.

OPEN TO BEST OFFER!

They are not giving it away, but looking for offers. I suppose that is a polite way of saying "auction!"
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OPEN TO BEST OFFER!

They are not giving it away, but looking for offers. I suppose that is a polite way of saying "auction!"
No it's a polite way to admit the marina is about to seize it for back moorage . Next comes the auction by the marina
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lol...they missed a zero in there somewhere!

Anyone with one of these will be buying varnish in 50 gal drums!
Wow, forget cryptocurrency speculation! Who knew 40yo Hans Christian ketches like this were going to appreciate ten-fold within only a few months? :-) https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/198...ketch-9455457/
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1972 Pearson 390 center cockpit for $35K Canadian (US ~$25K) in Toronto.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/cit...ard/1697458111

Older boat. Looks well-equipped and in decent shape.
A big boat by Great Lakes standards.

The state of the centerboard is crucial though.

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