Does this seem low??? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-26-2008
mrwuffles's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 702
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
mrwuffles is on a distinguished road
Does this seem low???

I just saw this add on craigslist and it has been running a while but he keeps lowering his price. Its a 1980 J24 w/ a Steel trailer, for $4500. So is this low or have I not looked around enough?

1980 J24 Sailboat - JBoat J 24 $4,500 obo
__________________
What's a signature?????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 12-26-2008
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 15,320
Thanks: 88
Thanked 241 Times in 232 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Looks like a pretty good deal, esp with a trailer.. but it'd be wise to get more clarification on just exactly what "a little TLC" means.. Some Jboats have been known to be prone to wet deck cores, so a thorough survey is still indicated here.

Some glass work, paint and a new set of sails will quickly (at least) double your investment.. so keep your eyes open (though even at $9K with a trailer that's not bad in our area).

Good luck.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)

Last edited by Faster; 12-26-2008 at 10:30 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 12-26-2008
danjarch's Avatar
Siren 17
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Grapevine TX
Posts: 1,954
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 8
danjarch will become famous soon enough
Wrong time of year to be saleing, right time to be buying. I'd take a look at it at least. I'm assuming that your looking for a J24. If not then it has it's own liabilities. So look at some other boats as well.
__________________
!! WARNING !! The above information is to be used by intelligent people only. If you are Stupid, could be considered a moron, or otherwise. You are instructed to disregard this information and seek the help of a licensed and bonded professional.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 12-27-2008
mrwuffles's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 702
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
mrwuffles is on a distinguished road
I was just looking at the local craigslist I am not particularly in the market, I'm just always looking this one just caught my attention and I wanted another opinion.
__________________
What's a signature?????
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 12-27-2008
ckgreenman's Avatar
Anything-Sailing Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,239
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
ckgreenman will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to ckgreenman Send a message via MSN to ckgreenman Send a message via Yahoo to ckgreenman
It's about in line with some of the boats I've been seeing. I've been surfing craigslist myself looking at what's out there for when my RV sells.
__________________
Chris

S/V "The Jade Dragon"
1975 O'Day 25
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Meet me at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Ignore Power = Currently Rebuilding
--
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 12-27-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
merc2dogs is on a distinguished road
Been seeing plenty of boats going pretty cheap lately, combination of the economy and the season.

I would pick it up, simply because it's sitting on a trailer. My 'new' boat I paid what I did for it primarily because it came on cradle on a dual 5000lb axle flatbed 8x24 trailer. Having been looking for a trailer to move my other boat, I'd seen the same size/type trailer averaging $1500 used in just useable condition.

Would definitely check out the boat and see if the good outweighs the bad and both equal or exceed the asking price.

Ken.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 12-27-2008
xsboats's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Augustine, Florida
Posts: 337
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
xsboats is on a distinguished road
That seems really low, you should buy it. Then call me, I have a J-24 I will sell you for the same price.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Low Oil Pressure buzzer/alarm sapadeni Gear & Maintenance 31 02-15-2014 02:56 AM
Oil leak - Low level Westerbeke 27 swanfrogg Gear & Maintenance 2 11-05-2008 04:59 AM
Basic Thoughts on Tides Jim Sexton Learning to Sail Articles 0 11-17-2003 08:00 PM
Basic Thoughts on Tides Jim Sexton Seamanship Articles 0 11-17-2003 08:00 PM
sitting on keel at low tide barefootsailing General Discussion (sailing related) 5 08-05-2003 08:21 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.