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ltgoshen 06-13-2013 03:07 PM

Almost free boat
 
Again, I see some deals out there that be the ticket for Yacht ownership. Its how I found mine. Just need to spend the money to get it inspected by a pro before the sail is over...

Take a look... let me know what you think.


1971 Mariner 31 Sailboat - GovDeals.com

QuickMick 06-13-2013 03:16 PM

Re: Almost free boat
 
Break
Out
Another
Thousand

ltgoshen 06-13-2013 03:25 PM

Re: Almost free boat
 
Yea I here ya... I'a $4,500 dollars into mine. It can be hell. And there are some good deals out there. Better to let a pro inspect it first. Then figure if you want a boat or if you are trying to make a buck. In my case It was / is a labor of love. And a 25 year old DREAM come to life. Got to love it...:laugher

FinallySailing 06-13-2013 03:35 PM

Re: Almost free boat
 
Hi, there are some worrying points listed on the "boat inspection form", that are not shown in any of the photo's. It states "major damage to deck" and "cracks in dash/floor". You really ought to get to have a look at the vessel personally, take lots of pictures. Take somebody with you who really knows about the costs and difficulties of boat repairs. I wouldn't invest in a surveyor unless you are then really really sure that this is your boat and you don't mind loosing out the money invested if you are not the high bidder at the end. Also, as this is an auction, the price may well go up quite a lot. In deed, only today it went from its starting bid to $2000. There are still 18 days to go in the auction ...

Captainmeme 06-13-2013 03:43 PM

Re: Almost free boat
 
Cracks could just be the normal spider web cracking of the gel coat. Its worth taking a look at her if you live nearby.

ltgoshen 06-13-2013 04:18 PM

Re: Almost free boat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FinallySailing (Post 1043593)
Hi, there are some worrying points listed on the "boat inspection form", that are not shown in any of the photo's. It states "major damage to deck" and "cracks in dash/floor". You really ought to get to have a look at the vessel personally, take lots of pictures. Take somebody with you who really knows about the costs and difficulties of boat repairs. I wouldn't invest in a surveyor unless you are then really really sure that this is your boat and you don't mind loosing out the money invested if you are not the high bidder at the end. Also, as this is an auction, the price may well go up quite a lot. In deed, only today it went from its starting bid to $2000. There are still 18 days to go in the auction ...

Yea I dont think I'll bid on it.

deniseO30 06-13-2013 05:30 PM

Re: Almost free boat
 
Just listed! LOL ..." Vessel is in need of clean-up and repair" WTF does "cement lined" hull mean? It's a whitby http://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?fa...56&acctid=1426

FinallySailing 06-13-2013 05:45 PM

Re: Almost free boat
 
C'mon, nothing a bit of diy can't fix :laugher. I first thought they meant ferrocement, but looking at other listings of the same vessel I think they were made of fiberglass. Guess they mean the thick and hardened fouling amd barnacles ?

miatapaul 06-13-2013 05:56 PM

Re: Almost free boat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FinallySailing (Post 1043593)
Hi, there are some worrying points listed on the "boat inspection form", that are not shown in any of the photo's. It states "major damage to deck" and "cracks in dash/floor". You really ought to get to have a look at the vessel personally, take lots of pictures. Take somebody with you who really knows about the costs and difficulties of boat repairs. I wouldn't invest in a surveyor unless you are then really really sure that this is your boat and you don't mind loosing out the money invested if you are not the high bidder at the end. Also, as this is an auction, the price may well go up quite a lot. In deed, only today it went from its starting bid to $2000. There are still 18 days to go in the auction ...

I don't know what to think of the inspection form it says the boat is 30' 10" long and 25' 6" wide, that is a wide boat! Does not look bad for a very basic boat, but it is already bid to what I think it is likely worth and is still not to the reserve price.

adki110 06-13-2013 06:08 PM

Re: Almost free boat
 
That HIN is for a Florida homemade boat.


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