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Old 03-04-2018, 14:37   #1096
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Re: Sabre 28 1973 a good buy for 4K? Freshwater biat

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Hello all. This is my first post. I am looking at soon purchasing a Sabre 28, 1973 (#20th built), orig atomic 4 ..looks well maintained but in need of tune up, and owner and a few yard folk say it runs well. Looks very clean and gold. ( fire retarder was oily thou?) On Lake Ontario. Prob not used much as owner of past 18 yrs sails well/ used to race it - motors out of marina mostly my guess. Older 6-12 yrs...but good sail plan ( 2 mains, 3 jibs, 1 spinnaker and pole). Tiller. Lead bolt keel & skeg hung. Boat looks in well maintained shape&on the hard now. Has forward shroud supports. Was In water last yr.
I’m nervous about engine age and due to limited $ can only afford 2-400$ to have some one look over the boat and motor for me. I have a few weeks window. 3 to 4 k is a great price for this quality of boat. ..but having to put in a new motor if this motor is dying/ dies will kill $$$ me. ( I have a 6hp 1 yr old outboard on my 23 Oday ( which I will sell)- but bit small for this boat on a Great Lake for new-ish sailor. And no outboard mount .
-I am thinking to share launch cost with seller to get boat in water and have engine checked best I can( find someone). Compression test, oil pressure, and ?????. If all good I’ll pay all launch cost as I need to rent slip for boat anyway when I go ahead and purchase
- do I just tap all round hull to check for issues?
- I’m willing to learn how to maintain atomic 4 gas engine. But this ones is 45 yrs old. eeek. Some web sites say it’ll go a long time and a rebuild is possible ( especially if I do some myself) for 2k.
- I’m a single gal and in 4 years my goal is to head home to Victoria bc Canada via intramural and some costal, Carib, and ??? ( slip fees w power and pool in Rio dulce Guatemala are 350$/mo!) Like the fact that monies over the next 4 yrs I dump into this boat can get me there, as it’s coastal- possible blue water quality...or at least have some good -ish resale.
Hoping any of you can advise me. Boat really looks ok and clean... just nervous about motor. If I need to add 2 -3k to it in 4 yrs as my ticket and movable home out of cold NE that’s ok.
- not sure if I feel nervous inside ( that’s a girl talking) because I’m going from 23 to 28 solo, or because it’s my first inboard and older ( but godly it seems) atomic gas .
Thank you in advance...really need some good advice here. If you live nearby in upstate ny I’ll pay you for a boat / motor eval if you are experienced .
Best, Robyn
Welcome aboard Robyn! Pretty normal to be nervous about boats! And smart to be nervous about the engine!�� There are a million atomic 4s out there still running and pretty easily repaired, people who have them are generally happy with them. That said, personally I prefer a diesel and unless this boat is a super great deal and/or it makes your heart really go pitter pat, i’d Wait and keep an eye out for a good boat with a good diesel. They’re out there. Nothing against the Sabre, they are good boats! I was looking at one before I found mine which happens to make my heart go pitter pat. I’d ask the surveyor if you have one for a good mechanic to give it a check out as well as the shaft and prop and transmission. How’s the rigging and sails? Good luck!
Btw start a thread called “tell me about your Sabre 28” or something like that to get more info here and also do a search here for Sabre 28.
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Old 05-04-2018, 13:15   #1097
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Almost qualifies for the near free thread at $6,800 asking

33Ft Tartan. A basic boat. Not a lot of info but looks clean and well cared for. Almost new Yanmar and canvas.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/b...551156829.html
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Old 05-04-2018, 13:24   #1098
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Strange - there are no ports on that boat.
It does look fast though.
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A Yankee 30 MK3 looks to be in very good shape with rebuilt Bukh diesel in SF for $8500. Not much more info than that:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa...548948294.html
This same ad has been on CL's since I became interested in sailboats. It's been running for at least three years now. I'm not sure what's up.
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Almost qualifies for the near free thread at $6,800 asking

33Ft Tartan. A basic boat. Not a lot of info but looks clean and well cared for. Almost new Yanmar and canvas.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/b...551156829.html
The boat is a Tartan Ten
TARTAN 10 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com
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Hello all. This is my first post. I am looking at soon purchasing a Sabre 28, 1973 (#20th built), orig atomic 4 ..looks well maintained but in need of tune up, and owner and a few yard folk say it runs well. Looks very clean and gold. ( fire retarder was oily thou?) On Lake Ontario. Prob not used much as owner of past 18 yrs sails well/ used to race it - motors out of marina mostly my guess. Older 6-12 yrs...but good sail plan ( 2 mains, 3 jibs, 1 spinnaker and pole). Tiller. Lead bolt keel & skeg hung. Boat looks in well maintained shape&on the hard now. Has forward shroud supports. Was In water last yr.
Iím nervous about engine age and due to limited $ can only afford 2-400$ to have some one look over the boat and motor for me. I have a few weeks window. 3 to 4 k is a great price for this quality of boat. ..but having to put in a new motor if this motor is dying/ dies will kill $$$ me. ( I have a 6hp 1 yr old outboard on my 23 Oday ( which I will sell)- but bit small for this boat on a Great Lake for new-ish sailor. And no outboard mount .
-I am thinking to share launch cost with seller to get boat in water and have engine checked best I can( find someone). Compression test, oil pressure, and ?????. If all good Iíll pay all launch cost as I need to rent slip for boat anyway when I go ahead and purchase
- do I just tap all round hull to check for issues?
- Iím willing to learn how to maintain atomic 4 gas engine. But this ones is 45 yrs old. eeek. Some web sites say itíll go a long time and a rebuild is possible ( especially if I do some myself) for 2k.
- Iím a single gal and in 4 years my goal is to head home to Victoria bc Canada via intramural and some costal, Carib, and ??? ( slip fees w power and pool in Rio dulce Guatemala are 350$/mo!) Like the fact that monies over the next 4 yrs I dump into this boat can get me there, as itís coastal- possible blue water quality...or at least have some good -ish resale.
Hoping any of you can advise me. Boat really looks ok and clean... just nervous about motor. If I need to add 2 -3k to it in 4 yrs as my ticket and movable home out of cold NE thatís ok.
- not sure if I feel nervous inside ( thatís a girl talking) because Iím going from 23 to 28 solo, or because itís my first inboard and older ( but godly it seems) atomic gas .
Thank you in advance...really need some good advice here. If you live nearby in upstate ny Iíll pay you for a boat / motor eval if you are experienced .
Best, Robyn
Hi Robyn. Where on lake Ontario is the boat? We're in Toronto if close can have a look for you. I've been around boats since before long pants and my wife is a surveyor. If the A4 has been maintained they can go forever so wouldn't worry too much about that if everything else is OK. Send me a PM. Will be away for the weekend but will check.
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C&C 34

I just got notification of this new listing.
Few photos. Not much info.

Year:
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Engine/Fuel Type ?
Located In:New York, NY
Hull Material:Fiberglass
YW#:80655-3194335

Current Price: US$ 7,000
1983 C&C 34 Mk 2
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Irwin Citation 34

Year: 1993
Length: 34'
Engine/Fuel Type:Single / diesel

Located In: Palmetto, FL
Hull Material: Fiberglass
YW#: 80347-3195308

Current Price: US$ 17,000

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1993...m#.WsgMP9FOmhA
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Irwin Citation 34

Year: 1993
Length: 34'
Engine/Fuel Type:Single / diesel

Located In: Palmetto, FL
Hull Material: Fiberglass
YW#: 80347-3195308

Current Price: US$ 17,000
Can't be right. Is it missing the engine?
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Old 06-04-2018, 17:38   #1105
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Can't be right. Is it missing the engine?

Here is the link. As Sgt Schultz would say: "I know nothink."

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1993...m#.WsgMP9FOmhA
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It has a Yanmar engine. Owner moved out of state so he is dumping it.
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That model suffered from oil canning in the bow topsides and were reinforced by the factory in the inside--wonder if this one has had that done??
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That model suffered from oil canning in the bow topsides and were reinforced by the factory in the inside--wonder if this one has had that done??


Judging by the frame invading the v-berth, I would say yes.
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Judging by the frame invading the v-berth, I would say yes.
If that's a frame it's way over kill. Looks more like maybe a spillway to a chain locker?
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I noticed this and wondered about that.
Looks bulky, blocky, and intrusive, and hard on the ribs if you slept against it.
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