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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: West Vancouver B.C.
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Here is my dream. To be able to purchase a 36 foot day sailor with a hull and cabin layout similar to the Sabre Spirit , but with out the fancy refinements, for no more than US $150,000 (sail away price) new. Why has this not been built?
I know a lot of sailors (inlcuding myself) that sail or would sail with a boat designed for a use like the Sabre Spirit, unfortunatley the can't afford it and the new production boat manufacturer (i.e., Catalina, Jeaneau etc) have not produced this type of product.
Check out Lackeysailing.com. Tim Lackey built a big daysailor from an old Triton and ended up with a gorgeous boat for way less than anything remotely comparable you could buy new.
Someone like Lackey or Charliecobra could do the same thing to a neglected and dirt cheap 35'er for a pretty reasonable sum I think - certainly well within your $150K - depending on how fancy you wanted it of course.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.