Anyone that might be interested in the Dean 365 above, I have researched this boat
and hopefully it is okay for me to share. This boat was purchased in St. Thomas several years ago by a family
from the west coast
. They have a YouTube channel named "Sailing by Faith" that tells their story. I saw it was for sale
last summer and tried to look at it but never got a response from the seller.
I saw it listed on Sailboat Listings this month and recognized it right away. I called the seller and tried to arrange a viewing.
Here is more of the back story I learned from the current
owner. It was left by the "By Faith" family on the hard
in Ft. Pierce Fl with a dead Starboard motor
. The boatyard rebuilt the engine
"for the 3rd time" and the family moved back to the west coast
owner bought it for what is has it listed for. He says he fixed a few things and added new electronics
. Then put it back in the water
and sailed it to Kehma TX last summer. He claims he had no major issues but the Port motor
would cut off occasionally at low RMP. He has it in the water
in a marina there and lives near Ft Worth TX (5 hours away)
He says he does not have time to deal with getting a survey
done and expects to sell it with out one. I offered to set up with a local surveyor
that happens to live in the same marina, but he still says he does not have time to deal with that.
He took the add down and called me to tell me he could not spend time on it for a few weeks and would let me know when he was ready to work
on selling it again. Today I saw it listed again, no phone
As much as I REALLY like the layout and the fact that I know some of the history
if the boat, I live 16hrs away and is too far away for me to take a chance on getting down there just to find out it is not actually worth the time and effort. If it was a few hours away I would jump on it anyway.