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Re: Boat shopping: round two
My current shortlist in descending order of asking prices, none are out-of-state:
Sabre 28 - 14.6K - well cared for, updated electronics, wheel steering
3 Pearson 30s - 14.5K 11.9K 9.5K - varying condition and included equipment, the cheapest has best electronice, but looks a bit sketchy.
Catalina 27 - 8.9K - very nice condition, Atomic 4, but high priced for a C27
Tartan 27 - 8.3K - nice condition, A4 is a rebuilt with FWC
All of the above have Yachtworld listings.
-- Also there is a Tartan 30 as part of a charity auction in a week. Pictures are promising. No electronics beyond compass/depthfinder. The auction description lists only one actual problem - no holding tank installed currently. Don't know if I'm comfortable with the risk of auction. With no real chance to have a survey done I could be stuck with a real project.
Any thoughts? I plan to crawl through them all in the next week or so. It looks like right now the Sabre, and Cat are probably in the best overall condition. With the Tartan and a P30 not far behind.
I'm tempted by the deal potential of the auction boat, but the risk of a huge project is there.