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Old 08-09-2011
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I do not mind sharing, I paid $42,000 for her. She has the original motor, but seems to run strong. The hull is sound, and no blisters to speek of ( there were three pin head size ). The guy that I bought from, had started to redue the wiring, and it needs to be redone. I need to replace the fuel tanks ( they were orig, and made of black iron ). Also the water tanks need to be redone. I want to replace the booms, I do not like wood booms, and want to change the sheeting arrangement.
These boats were built tough. That having been said, they are forty six years old, so how they have been cared for make a difference, When doing the bottom of mine, I found that she had been grounded fairly hard at some time in the past. The good news, she was repaired well by whoever did the work. They were state of the art boats back in sixty five, but if orig., they need to be replaced. My wife, seems to really like the space, I sold a Pacific Seacraft 31 Creelock, so this is huge. Prior to that, we ahd a Pearson 35, again, by comparison this is huge. Checking all of the chain plates, rigging, fuel tanks, water tanks, and all systems related to those would be the basics. I find that this boat motors very well, and Alden was offended at it being called a motor sailer, he called it a full powered aux sail boat, and it does sail well, it will never keep up with the new boats, but she will catch every eye in the harbor, and if the weather is bad, she will be more comfortable than the new boats.
By the way, check the rudder ( its wood ), rudder post, and steering gears to make sure they are all in good condition. These are my thoughts, I am certain that someone out there has others. Please keep me posted, and stay in touch, dave@iuoe286.org
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