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I like the S2 9.2 CC's especially for a 1-person live-aboard. The aft cabin could make a "quaint" (to use the term you see in house listings) bedroom that you can keep messy while keeping the V-berth and salon straightened up for guests. The separate shower is a bit of a joke - you can't stand in it, but as Cruisingdad has pointed out before, it's really nice to have a separate shower area so you can keep from getting the entire head area soaked. I'd go check that out, if for no other reason than to get a sense of what a center cockpit looks like, and how that impacts the "floorplan" of a boat.
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...The separate shower is a bit of a joke - you can't stand in it, but as Cruisingdad has pointed out before, it's really nice to have a separate shower area so you can keep from getting the entire head area soaked....
If it is not otherwise provided for, you could use something like this:

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Re: Good deal? Need advice.

Another in the neighborhood: 1974 Islander sailboat for sale in Virginia

An Islander 36.
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Re: Good deal? Need advice.

You know I actually saw that Islander but my concern is that most racing sailboats I've viewed aren't good liveaboards or cruisers, and I can't find a goodly amount of information on this particular islander. I'm curious about this S2, she looks like a nice find, but I won't be able to check her out until next weekend. Has anyone ever heard of an Allmand? I found a 31 that looks well taken care of but I know nothing about that particular brand.
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Brett-
An inboard diesel replacement means a fast $15,000 and a lot of effort on top of that. Unless you really feel up to a DIY on that, or get lucky and it "just" needs a new head. Either way, if you can get a boat with a working engine for just a few grand more...that's a no-brainer, the engine will prove to be convenient. And add resale value when and if you eventually move off the boat and sell it.
The epoxy and paint routine also means that PO was a cheat, and the guy he sold it to wasn't so sharp on maintenance issues, so you've got two more reasons to question everything on the boat.
Unless you really want a project...walk.
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I have an Allmand.
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