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Just thought we'd run this by the experts. Is this a good deal????

We are not looking to buy right now but found this while dreaming on Yachtworld.



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Maybe some others can post boats that look to good to be true???
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No, that is not a good deal. If that boat were in the water close to you. And you were willing to spend the money to bring it back to life. I would give no more than $6,000. That boat needs LOTS of work.
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No, that is not a good deal. If that boat were in the water close to you. And you were willing to spend the money to bring it back to life. I would give no more than $6,000. That boat needs LOTS of work.
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This boat came up recently in another thread... some considerable evidence of it having been underwater for some time..

Keep looking!

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While searching for my C34 late in 2011, think you'll find lots of boats for not lots of money, much closer to home. One can find a pretty nice coastal cruiser in the $20-30k range, IMO. Even teens. Find one that has had some semblance of care, that maybe someone has to sell due to health or financial reasons. Not one that was used, abused and left for dead.

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Look at the wood in the picture of the salon settee...looks like water damage up to 10" above the floorboards. This boats been sunk and raised from the dead. Probably why the engine was replaced in 1991...hehe.

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Look at the wood in the picture of the salon settee...looks like water damage up to 10" above the floorboards. This boats been sunk and raised from the dead. Probably why the engine was replaced in 1991...hehe.

Yes I saw that, it either was sunk or was a bath tub on the hard for awhile.

What we will be looking for is a 38-42ft boat to live-aboard. Our first few yrs will be spent coastal cruising the US east & gulf coast and than heading to the islands. Long term maybe crossing a ocean. But we need lot's of exp before that happens.

Our delima right now is the age old argument about production boats and going off shore. Do we buy a older production boat or a "blue water" boat.

We have a few yrs left to decide.
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Bit of a shame really. I think those Valiants are nice boats. A good one would still be a comfortable cruiser.
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