Kettenburg mystery! - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-16-2006
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
RunawaySkeleton is on a distinguished road
Question Kettenburg mystery!

Can someone please tell me why these beautiful boats are always so inexpensive. I know they are old and made of wood, but still many are reported in great condition. I always see tons of them on Yachtworld and wonder how such a sexy boat can be so cheap. So what am I missing? Do they sail like brickhouses or what?!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 12-16-2006
tdw's Avatar
tdw tdw is offline
Super Fuzzy Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 14,369
Thanks: 5
Thanked 67 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 10
tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough tdw is a jewel in the rough
Never having seen or sailed on one, my guess would be timber, old, fairly cramped living space given the loa. Nice looking boats, you'd have to admit.
__________________
Andrew B

"Do you think God gets stoned? I think so... Look at the platypus." Robin Williams.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 12-16-2006
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,878
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Wood boats tend to be a hard sell...and often are much more expensive than the asking price!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 12-16-2006
ianhlnd's Avatar
A little less cheek
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Valparaiso bound
Posts: 752
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
ianhlnd will become famous soon enough ianhlnd will become famous soon enough
If you think they're cheap now, a friend of mine bought (I think it was 65') in 1992 for $11,000 us. it was hanging on a mooring in San Diego. He loved the walk in engine room/workshop. Still has it and still loves it.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 12-18-2006
Valiente's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Valiente has a spectacular aura about Valiente has a spectacular aura about
A guy at the club told me today he was preparing to buy an 80-year-old Eight Meter. I told him I was already aware of his masochistic tendencies having seen him driving his '80s Land Rover.

Still, I love wooden boats. Other guys' wooden boats, that is.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mystery ship emerges from sand (Montgomery Advertiser) NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-31-2006 05:46 AM
Bow of mystery ship emerges from Fort Morgan sands (NBC 15 Mobile) NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-30-2006 04:15 PM
Bow of mystery ship emerges from Fort Morgan sands (al.com) NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-30-2006 04:15 PM
Bow of mystery ship emerges from Fort Morgan sands (The Daily Comet) NewsReader News Feeds 0 10-30-2006 03:15 PM
Kettenburg Sloop retirezzz Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 11-24-2000 06:52 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.