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Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
Mid...if it is in good shape...promise her anything, beg, grovel, etc.
Unfortunately, the boat was really showing its age and didn't really look much like your boat Halekai. The interior had some recent attention, but the hull and deck were pretty rough. While the deck looked pretty good over all, there was some gel coat cracking around the mast step that might just be cosmetic, but maybe not. I also noticed several of the lifeline stantion bases were cracked through and the standing rigging, while not showing any meathooks, looked pretty old and the chainplates and turnbuckles showed a lot of corrosion. These factors, coupled with the price and a lack of some big ticket items we really want on our next boat (like refridgeration) convinced us this is not the boat we're looking for, though if it could be had at the right price, it could be a good fixer upper for someone with the time, skills and inclination.

We're still looking but we've pretty well seen everything in our price range available locally so we're starting to think in terms of missing this season. The owner of the C36 that my wife really wants (which we made an offer on a month or so ago) continues to hold out, though he's had no addtional offers above ours, and the season is here so its likely none will be forthcoming. I suspect it might be a situation where someone really doesn't want to sell, but listed the boat to appease an SO.

s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36
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