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Some information on some boats to buy

I have been looking at purchasing a boat to live on and cruise while I'm at home from working offshore. I have been searching for the last few months and have sort of narrowed it down to a handful of boats. I'll include their links after, but before I just want to give you the details of my search and what I'm looking for.

-100k budget (obviously the best deal if its lower price)
-40-50ft
-sloop,cutter, or ketch monohull
-no cored hull and decks(depends what coring is for deck and if are known problems)
-less than 7.5 foot draft preferred but more than 4 unless it has CB/SK
-shorthanded crew
-I would like a decent size master stateroom, definitely with a door

Alrigh well here is what I have found in my research. Now i have done quite a bit of homework on thee boats but I can't find info on a couple, maybe someone here can help fill those gaps.

41' Cheoy Lee Offshore Ketch

I couldn't find much on this one..

40' Tripp Custom Ketch

I couldn't find much information on this one as well..


Roberts Mauritius 43

And this is also up in the air, though I have read up a lot on this Ovni 385 but unsure of its present situation.

Ovni 385

If anyone can help shed some advice on these boats or suggestions that would be much obliged..

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Re: Some information on some boats to buy

I forgot to mention the order of preference on these..

1. Roberts 43 - has an odd keel shape but great layout above and below decks
2. Ovni 385 - not sure if this boat has been grounded with all the repairs needed but would be great to own
3. Cheeoy lee 41 - beautiful boat but has its known faults for the builder
4. Trip 41 - have no info on this, but its a beautiful boat

Also, I'm still scouring the net for other boats. This is just on the make/model and not so much these particular boats. But it very well could be one of these boats..

And as far as repairs and picking up a boat, my family owns a boatyard, so pickup and repairs isn't really a problem. But I don't want a project boat either.

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Re: Some information on some boats to buy

Virtually every fiberglass boat will have cored decks, so that's almost unavoidable.

Your Ovni is highly suspect due to the very low asking price - less than half typical.

The Roberts' are pretty well all homebuilt, could be good or bad depending on the builder. They are not particularly inspired designs.

Your budget is reasonable, there should be plenty of boats to choose from, even more if you lower the length limit by a few feet. There are plenty of decent liveaboards less than 40 feet.
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I mean cored in the hull. I don't want a cored hull, my dad and I have had to repair boats with cored hulls and its not fun. I know most decks are cored with at least plywood, but balsa is less favorable than composite cored deck.

Yea, I'm thinking the same thing on the Ovni, considering the lifting rams need service or replacement leads me to believe grounding. Or they hit something nasty.

Yea, that's what I gathered from trying to look up Roberts boats, but this one looks really nice in and out. Joinery looks great and well done(though its only pictures). Also what threw me off was that odd keel shape. Have you seen that before?

Yea I'll have to look at some 38-39' boats. I did find this 53' Cheoy Lee Cheoy Lee 53'Though it is 53' and I know length becomes a bigger issue when it comes to slip rentals at marinas and other places since you have to pay by the foot. Also, it's a lot harder to handle short handed. But still a beautiful boat! Haha!
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Also what threw me off was that odd keel shape. Have you seen that before?
I think you're being thrown off by the shadows in that shot. The keel is a pretty typical long keel with dead flat bottom and attached rudder. Look closely...
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Re: Some information on some boats to buy

41' Cheoy Lee Offshore Ketch would be worth a look.

Deck is fixed BIG PLUS

Thru hulls fixed ditto.

Other major problem that may be lurking concerns the tanks. The originals are likely to have been black iron and corrode thru. Replacing them is a major PITA as they were built in. If this has already been done and it is more than possible as the boat is 38 years old then another major plus.
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I have been looking at purchasing a boat to live on and cruise while I'm at home from working offshore. I have been searching for the last few months and have sort of narrowed it down to a handful of boats. I'll include their links after, but before I just want to give you the details of my search and what I'm looking for.

-100k budget (obviously the best deal if its lower price)
-40-50ft
-sloop,cutter, or ketch monohull
-no cored hull and decks(depends what coring is for deck and if are known problems)
-less than 7.5 foot draft preferred but more than 4 unless it has CB/SK
-shorthanded crew
-I would like a decent size master stateroom, definitely with a door


If anyone can help shed some advice on these boats or suggestions that would be much obliged..

IBIS is nice; more photos on the 'Gallery' page.
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I think you're being thrown off by the shadows in that shot. The keel is a pretty typical long keel with dead flat bottom and attached rudder. Look closely...
Ahh haha...wow. Yea I see it now. Well I showed that to two other people and they didn't see that either, so I don't feel so bad. Thanks.
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41' Cheoy Lee Offshore Ketch would be worth a look.

Deck is fixed BIG PLUS

Thru hulls fixed ditto.

Other major problem that may be lurking concerns the tanks. The originals are likely to have been black iron and corrode thru. Replacing them is a major PITA as they were built in. If this has already been done and it is more than possible as the boat is 38 years old then another major plus.
Yea, the decks are done is a huge plus. I'm not sure about the tanks, though I have read about them being iron and becoming issues.

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IBIS is nice; more photos on the 'Gallery' page.
Alright I'll take a look at it, thanks.
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Re: Some information on some boats to buy

If this is to be a part time live aboard, I would make having a separate shower stall very high on the requirement list.
In evaluating the individual boats, take a good book to each boat, and find out if there is a comfortable place to read for a prolonged time in both the cockpit, and down below.
Of course lay down on the master bed to make sure you fit the size/shape of the master suite.
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