To answer questions (and thanks everyone)
Q: T34C Are you changing the name to something more ambiguous, like "Pat"?
I am renaming it "Hello Gorgeous", it was originally named Mischief, and last owner named it Veritas.. Since I plan on this one sticking around awhile, may as well re-name her.
Point: Petegingras do not over look an extra $250- $500 on a title search
That is being done as well, I do not anticipate any issues as the prev owner paid cash for it as well - but with a purchase such as this, I am not taking the risk
Thanks for bring that up.
Q: Faster: Was the interior shot yours? Extremely well kept if so.
Interior shot is from the brokers ad - however, looks as good in person. That was one of the driving motivations, as I have no real interest in racing per se, but I wanted a vessel big enough and with a interior that worked for entertaining, and as well looked polished from the get go. It even has two heads, working galley (stove / oven with propane), and the vberth has headroom and stowage out the wazooo...I'll take more interior shots when I finally get to take ownership and do a little "decor" assignment..
Q: Simon: lovely boat jody, whats happening to the old barge?
Good question. The entire decision to purchase this one was driven by the amount of work I need to do the Catalina. The more I thought of it - a 10K boat is a 10K boat - at what point is the investment of 15K or more , and the time - to fix all the items and what not when I can only still sell it at 10K. Additionally - after 2 years of 27 feet with 8 foot beam, I was tired of being cramped with guests on board.
When I thought of my priorities - my social life consists of the marina and sailing - its the one time of year I get from under all the other pressures and the likes and I am actually the happiest... so for now - it is gutted, and most of the gear that I added in or replaced new will go into the new one. I may just sell it as a bare hull and let someone else go at it..or sadly - scrap it unless someone comes along and sees it as a platform for themselves to do the work and go...
Point: Pollard: I'm not familiar with the make,
It is Italian designed and built - Barbaris Cantieri built to Andrea Valicelli design. Barberis produced sailboats for only 6 or so years but they became very popular. Being a Mediterranean design, she has a notably bigger rig than other boats of her size, as is sail area. Hence in very light airs she may be the only yacht around that’s moving (as demonstrated in during my test sail)...and welcomed immensely as light air is what we get predominantly down in Seattle...Charlie is much more lucky as he is located in what is called a convergence zone as evidenced by some of his adventures.
Barberis Show came in 29, 34, 38, and 42 feet depending on the years... the 38 I believe was only produced for 1982-1986. The hallmark of the vessel was the interior design. It has foam cored decks, cored from toerail down to just above the waterline and then is solid grp. For racing it comes well equipped as well - some 14 winches on board....and it has a Flying Dutchman flaking system - and I was very impressed with it - it really works!...
Hope that answers all
Full view with surveyor checking the entire hull...