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BreakAwayFL 01-26-2012 07:18 PM

Catalina 25 @ Florida Keys
 
Hello all! I'm about to purchase a 1982 Catalina 25 lead keel for use in the FL Keys and eventually the Bahamas. It comes with a Main, a regular jib and a 150 Genoa.

I wanted to open this up for any opinions, advice, etc regarding this boat.

I appreciate any input and Happy Sailing!

TQA 01-26-2012 08:33 PM

Wealth of info here CLICKY

chuck53 01-26-2012 09:15 PM

Do you plan to have the boat surveyed?

BreakAwayFL 01-26-2012 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chuck53 (Post 821894)
Do you plan to have the boat surveyed?

I've been considering it. Sadly, cost is a factor, although I realize NOT having it surveyed could cost much more in the long run.

My problem is that it's a unique opportunity to get a boat that we otherwise could not afford right now. Hesitation could put me a year further away from boat ownership.

How much does a survey cost, more or less?

BreakAwayFL 01-26-2012 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TQA (Post 821889)
Wealth of info here CLICKY

Thanks for the great clicky!

chuck53 01-26-2012 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BreakAwayFL (Post 821896)
I've been considering it. Sadly, cost is a factor, although I realize NOT having it surveyed could cost much more in the long run.

My problem is that it's a unique opportunity to get a boat that we otherwise could not afford right now. Hesitation could put me a year further away from boat ownership.

How much does a survey cost, more or less?

Depending on experience and knowledge of the surveyor, anywhere from $15-25 per foot plus the cost to haul the boat. if you plan to have the boat insured, no insurance company will touch it without a survey report.

Do not bypass either the survey or insurance. You can't afford not to.

BreakAwayFL 02-06-2012 09:28 AM

Unfortunately the haul and survey would have driven the boat to the point of being unaffordable at the moment. I did the best I could based on the suggestions here and a few other places (especially the Catalina forums).

Fortunately, I was also able to track down the owner prior to the person I bought from, and he was able to give me some pointers as well. While only time will tell, I don't think there are any showstoppers.

Now to hunt for insurance!

chuck53 02-06-2012 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BreakAwayFL (Post 827177)
Now to hunt for insurance!

Hate to tell you, but no reputable insurance company will touch it without a survey.

BreakAwayFL 02-06-2012 04:08 PM

Just got insured by Geico this morning with photos and attestation only... do they count?

chuck53 02-06-2012 04:19 PM

Geico is a decent company. I'm really surprised they would insure without a survey, more like shocked.
Glad you were able to get coverage.


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