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We bought the boat and paid to have it moved. The previous owner was very generous and offered to split the moving costs. Neither of us had the time nor inclination to sail the boat far this blustery November (small craft advisories every other day). Now that we have been able to go over the boat on our own time, I feel very good about the purchase. It's a beautiful boat, and it clearly has been well taken care of. I'll have to keep you posted in the spring in regards to it's sailing performance.

To be clear, we were never under the impression the sails were original. They have been replaced at least twice over the life of the boat. The mainsail we received is less than five years old and looks great. The jib looks a little older but is still in fine shape. Like HelloSailor, I think original sails would be in tatters or shapeless by now.
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We bought the boat and paid to have it moved. The previous owner was very generous and offered to split the moving costs. Neither of us had the time nor inclination to sail the boat far this blustery November (small craft advisories every other day). Now that we have been able to go over the boat on our own time, I feel very good about the purchase. It's a beautiful boat, and it clearly has been well taken care of. I'll have to keep you posted in the spring in regards to it's sailing performance.

To be clear, we were never under the impression the sails were original. They have been replaced at least twice over the life of the boat. The mainsail we received is less than five years old and looks great. The jib looks a little older but is still in fine shape. Like HelloSailor, I think original sails would be in tatters or shapeless by now.
Congrats on the purchase!

Just curious -- did you have her surveyed?
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Hey, I'd love to see lots of pics, to compare with mine. Do you know the hull number? I have number 85.

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Grats on your new to you Wanderer & happy to hear she looks fine ..

Ya gotta love William Shaw's & Phillip Rhodes designs I keep comeing back to them myself on finding "the" boat..

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We bought the boat and paid to have it moved. Now that we have been able to go over the boat on our own time, I feel very good about the purchase. It's a beautiful boat, and it clearly has been well taken care of. I'll have to keep you posted in the spring in regards to it's sailing performance.

Congrats!!!! Pictures please, when you get a chance. I love to see classics. Hope we run into each other on the Sound next summer.
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Sad news. I have photos of our new Wanderer, but not happy ones:
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I giant tree fell on our beautiful boat. We only owned the boat for two weeks. The entire deck and cabin are crushed. We are despondent.
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All I can say is....Unbelievable! Hopefully you have insurance in place.

I would think of it this way..The good news is its not sailing season and if it doesn't get totaled and the repairs are done properly, you will end up with a boat with a solid deck and a new paint job.....

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That is really sad to see, sorry it happened to you! Is there anyway she can be fixed? As Jeff said, insurance hopefully? I really hope this works out for you and you find a silver lining.

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Holy crap!
It is difficult to tell from the photos how badly the deck and cabin were damaged. Classic plastic boats can be repaired with ... more plastic.

Even if you did not have insurance in place I would think that who ever owns the land that tree was on would be liable for damages; it could be the boat yard or some other party.

If you did not have the boat surveyed before you should consider bringing in a surveyor at this point to at least get an estimate on the repairs needed and to find out if would be 'totaled' by an insurance co. A surveyor would also likely know trades people who could do the repairs if you are not up to it.

What boat yard is that anyway?

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That hurt just looking at it! So sorry.

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