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Has anyone encountered a Buehler Emily (30' home-built cutter) in their travels? Or, better yet, has anyone in the PNW encountered Avalon (alt. name Narwhali)? I just saw this ad come up, and I'm wondering what people think:

30ft Double Ender Cutter Outside Victoria, Victoria

I'm assuming build quality would be a potential issue, as with all home builds. It seems like a remarkable reasonable price for a 30' on deck boat that's only 15ish years old.

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Definitely worth checking out.
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Definitely worth checking out. Buehler describes it as a "small" 30 footer and he's right- it's not a boat with the cabin space of a Catalina 30, but for a single cruiser or a couple who like each other, it might be just the ticket.

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I actually met George Buehler years ago. He is an interesting guy. Most of his designs are aimed at the home builder. They are mostly hard chined and designed for strait forward easy and economical construction. That being said, if the boat was built to Buehlers specs, it is hell for stout. You might check on Amazon. Buehler has written several books. His book on boat building is well worth reading if you want to get an understanding of the man, his design philosophy, the boats he has designed and his recommended construction methods.
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Re: Buehler Emily

Engine looks clean and well looked after, but it always amazes me when a seller can't be bothered to tidy up before taking/publishing pictures.

I think you'll be headroom challenged, esp forward, not sure what that third picture is (water lift??) but otherwise looks like plenty of good gear for the price.

I do think you need to really want that 'look' to chase after this.

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... not sure what that third picture is (water lift??) but otherwise looks like plenty of good gear for the price.
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Looks like a wood-buring stove. Homemade, probably.

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Homemade wood burning stove in a homemade wood boat, interesting concept.
In my neighborhood that "boomkin and bowsprit" would require a 40' slip, 8 year waitlist and $735/month or 88.2% of the purchase price annually. Doesn't pencil out too good for me, and about that "insurance" that expires in June ?

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SALTY! I love it .
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Homemade wood burning stove in a homemade wood boat, interesting concept.
In my neighborhood that "boomkin and bowsprit" would require a 40' slip, 8 year waitlist and $735/month or 88.2% of the purchase price annually. Doesn't pencil out too good for me, and about that "insurance" that expires in June ?
Well at least you should have plenty of fuel for that stove!

I would be cautious of those chain-plates, they are bleeding a lot of rust off of them. The I would be concerned that the interior workmanship does not bode well as to the construction quality. That might not bother me so much if it were a kit boat (hull professionally built) but if that is his best work, then I would look very carefully at the hull. Could be that he got anxious and just slapped together a quick interior, but I would expect better construction from someone who just completed the hull.

And yes between the boomkin and bowsprit it looks like it would take a big slip, but I don't think this is really a boat meant for a slip. She is meant for a mooring ball at best, but should really be out there sailing the world.
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Re: Buehler Emily

Thanks for the input! The photos he's put up seem very much like the shots he just had around, and not shots taken to sell the boat. If it's still on the market when I get home I'll take a look. Slips fees would definitely be steep, but if his solar is up to spec I could probably avoid slips.

Does anyone have any idea where the head is on a boat like that?

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