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Re: Any Watkins 27 Owners in Florida?

I drove 7 total hours today (round-trip) to investigate a possible W27 purchase.

I learned a lot. For instance, I LOVE THE W27. So roomy for it's overall size. Love the layout in the cabin and headroom.

This particular one is well priced ($4K), but needs more care than I'm willing to take on right now. The diesel is dead. It needs glass work. The standing and running rigging are suspect. New hatches needed. Very rough around the edges. So many deck screws are loose, I think the whole thing needs to be patched and sealed then completely installed properly.

I'm going to keep my eye out for the right boat. Tried to see another listed in the area but the owner bailed last minute. Oh well. My wife and daughter came along for the ride and kept me company.

It only fueled their desire to own one soon. And that's a great thing.

Fairwinds, Ryan
s/v Miss Marisol
1978 Watkins 27

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