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Want to hello to all the people out there I have been lurking for awhile but wanted to post. I have found a boat in my area and wanted some feed back. I am fairly new to sailing but want to continue to do it the rest of my life. The boat is a Cabo Rico 38 cutter rig it is way more boat than I need at the moment but would consider it to fix up over the next several years while I continue to learn more. Have not seen the boat but the owner says it has lots of equip. but does need some work. Just looking for some opinions. I will know more about equip. and see what the owner says it needs, also hopefully some pics.
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Cabo Rico has always been a boat I've admired. It's a solid BW boat but is not known for it's speed. What year is it and have you had a survay done yet? What work do you actually know about that needs to be done? How do you plan to use it? Live aboard costal crusing or passagemaking?

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Cabo Rico makes a great bluewater boat. The CR38 is very good. Usually there is an extensive amount of varnish on Cabo's (and I mean extensive). What year is it? If it's an older one, then the work is probably in the area of rebedding hatches/ports, brightwork, engine, etc.

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Wilsdad...welcome! I agree that a CR38 in good shape is a great and seaworthy boat. A CR38 in not good shape can be an endless sinkhole of $$ to fix and may make the FIX more expensive than a similar boat in good condition would be worth.
So...whatever you do...don't take ANYONE else's word on the condition of the boat. Get a survey and seatrial and diesel guy to go over her and tell you what is really needed and what the cost will be to fix.
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The boat is a 1981 and I am just getting started no survey but will hopefully know more today. I am sure I will have a ton of ?'s for the board and look forward to all the resposes.
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Cam that is what will scare me. I plan on the boat being a weekend boat for the next few years and then hoping to cruise in the islands not long passages.
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In addition to what Cam suggested, you also might want to have a rigger come out to the boat and do a rigging survey as part of the buying process. Given the boat is over 25 years old, if the rigging hasn't been replaced, it is very likely to be due soon.

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Wilsdad, you don't happen to be in TN or KY do you?

If you do, I saw that boat too. Way underpriced. Although can't believe what one in good shape goes for (80K-170K).


That's a big boat for lake sailing.

There was an Ericson 29 up that way not too long ago, pristine condition, and half the price.

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BTW did you get a response from the owner? I haven't.
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Wilsdad..I know a secret you will want to know about THAT boat...

But...there is a price...first I want a photo of you.....then I tell you what you want....


slurp.....slurp....the last cabo rico owner....I ate his liver with a nice Chianti.....
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