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Talking Like Catalina but just made a deal on a Beneteau

Hi,

Earlier I posted about a deal I had made on a Catalina 390 which I was
concerned about.

Well providence had other plans.

I have now signed a contract and sent in a deposit on a Beneteau 373.
It came to me as I was getting ready to go to California and close the
deal on the Catalina.

I like the 373, but have never sailed one. I have sailed on many
Catalinas and like them.

Before I close can anyone tell me what to expect from Beneteau?

BTW it is a 2005 Beneteau 373 with 130 hours on the Yanmar
with air, 6001 autopilot, and in mast furling. In excellent shape.
Except for some dock rash on one small area. ($400 fix)
I am getting the boat for $100,000 even.

Right now I don't see any downsides. I would like encouragement
as well as realistic opinions of downsides.

Thanks,

CatalinaFan (maybe I will have to change my handle to BeneteauFan?)
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I like you.

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That is a much better deal than you were getting on the Catalina. Good luck with the rest of the process!!
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Congratulations..that is a boat I know pretty well.

A friend in the South has one with a blue hull. His is a 3 cabin. The price was excellent. That is almost 75.000 Euros UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

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Nice boat, great deal, enjoy the Yanmar I've been happy with the two models I've had in the past. Keep the proper tension on the main halyard with the in-mast furling. The fitting at the tack can shear off if it slackens jamming it. I have the main furling on a bene 321 an love it. PEACE happy sailing. I don't know what the engine access is on that model. I recently cut an access panel on the starboard side to gain access to the fuel lift pump and fuel filter. Good luck.
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Get it (or any other boat you like) surveyed by a licensed and accredited surveyor. There are a lot of things the average buyer will not see, or will not even look for. The right to survey and recourses for any discovered problems should be in the contract. A sea trial must be part of this too. You will need a survey to insure it anyway.
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I'd second getting a thorough survey. Good luck and enjoy.

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Big mistake. Catalina is better. Or go with a Valiant 40.
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Big mistake. Catalina is better. Or go with a Valiant 40.
Geez Waterwhine ... Did you not get any love as a child ???? The man just bought a boat that he is very excited about. Congratulations are in order ...
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