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post #6 of Old 01-24-2010
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Allied's are great boats. Have it surveyed by a good surveyor and negotiate the price accordingly. Look at other Seawinds that are for sail for a reality check on the price. Decide if you really want to spend $10 to $20K upgrading the boat.

Also, you don't specify what you intend to do with the boat.

I used to own an Allied Chance. It was a great boat and much of it was solid but not all of it. The boat was on a lake so it didn't have to be as seaworthy as a boat on the ocean. I sailed it for a number of years even though it had some issues. When I sold it, the new owner wanted to spend lots of money on it, restore it, and move it to the ocean. I don't know if he did or not.

"When in command, command." -- Admiral Nimitz

Difference between a power boater and a sailor out on the water: A power boater is going some place special, a sailor is already there.

s/v Zotz 1981 Pearson 365 Ketch Hull #375
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