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post #7 of Old 05-04-2011
DrB
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Even if in pristine condition..

I wouldn't spend more than $15K for it and $15K is pushing it. I think the boat is worth $13-14K.

While it may look nice in the photos, downside features:
  • 2 sails - main and a 150% genny only. Forget the spinnaker.
  • The motor has 1100 hours on. While not excessive, it is a little on the higher side for a sailboat of this age. My boat is sailed 40 to 50 times a year and I have <700 h on my motor that was installed in 1992.
  • Electronics are somewhat limited. I didn't see a wind speed/direction instrument or a GPS/Chartplotter.

If you did buy her, plan on spending another $2-3K to within a year to "fix" stuff and make it the way you want it.

Personally, I'd look at the boat, if you like offer in the $13K neighborhood. If owner is firm, walk.

DrB

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