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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

Buy a cheap 9.9 outboard and a mount for it. Go up there and put the 9.9 on. Cruise down the ICW to Stuart, Fl. Go across the Okechobee waterway. Go UP the ICW to Tarpon Springs. Motor the 60 miles to Cedar Key and then to Steinhatchee and then to either Carabelle, FL or to Spring Creek, FL (near St Marks). Both places have el cheapo yards.
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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

I dont know the eastern seaboard. With winds (and current?) against - how long should I expect it to take to sail down to FL from NYC - in late winter, early spring?
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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

NYC to houston- 5-6 weeks minimum. time to make boat sailable prior to departure- unknown.
General rule of thumb- if you can;t afford the time and money to truck a damaged boat of unknown condition halfway across the country overland, you definitely can't afford the time and money to fix her and sail her to the same destination.
A reusable seasonal storage cradle for that boat will cost you $1500- $2000 to construct in steel. Load it on a rented/borrowed flatbed trailer with the appropriate weight rating, get the permits and 3 days later you are home.
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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

Sounds like SVAndreas boat. Good guy I would contact him over the inside consdition of the boat. Who did you buy it from?

Sailin it from NYC is an undertaking. Sounds like your costal/ offshore experience is limited. May be expensive to get to TexaS unlerss you do it yourself, which will not be easy either.

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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

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Buy a cheap 9.9 outboard and a mount for it. Go up there and put the 9.9 on. Cruise down the ICW to Stuart, Fl. Go across the Okechobee waterway. Go UP the ICW to Tarpon Springs. Motor the 60 miles to Cedar Key and then to Steinhatchee and then to either Carabelle, FL or to Spring Creek, FL (near St Marks). Both places have el cheapo yards.
Get the existing diesel running and motor south down the ICW. But every day sees more corrosion on the motor so get it running ASAP

If it is truly dead then see above.

I would not attempt to sail south with no engine at this time of year.
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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

Hey,

No offense, but you're crazy.

There MUST be boats in similar condition for similar money close to home. I applaud you for being willing to take a chance. I'm sure that if you have some skill and time and put in the effort, in the end you would be rewarded with a nice boat. But, you're going to spend 1000 times the worth of the boat just to get it home. It will take a LONG time and a LOT of money just to get it somewhere where you can work on it. And when you do, the real work of restoration will begin.

I've often thought of buying some old broken down boat, one with a pedigree and a loyal following, and restoring it. For that to work you need to:
-Obtain the boat for nothing (or next to it)
-Have a place to work on the boat
-Be able to get the boat to that place cheaply and easily
-Have access to material for great prices
-Have a lot of time
-Have a lot of skill

Unfortunately, I'm missing just about all of those items and I am happy with my existing boat.

Good luck in whatever you decide, but personally I think you would be much better off finding a boat close to home.

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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

IMHO, sailing it down and around is just not an option. You'd need a RELIABLE engine.

Andreas, I don't mean to kill your deal.

Shipping it should not cost more than 7k or so, put another 20k into a new engine and 10k or so into a refit of the rest of the damage and you have a boat worth maybe 25k, with 37k into it, plus sweat blood and tears.

Sometimes boats and money just don't make sense but look at it with open eyes.
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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

I don't think you have much of choice besides shipping it to you. Depending on weight and width it could cost between $7,500 and $10,000.

While romantic to think you could pick it up, sail it somewhere and work on it with Jimmy Buffett playing in the back ground just isn't that feasible.
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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

You should get up to NY and see your boat before you spend any more money. Line up a mechanic for a warm day to clean up and start the engine.

If it does not run, go home and wait a few weeks, then start a SN thread to see if you can get someone to pay YOU the $750 and you'll only be out a thousand or so.

If the engine does run, arrange your transportation to TX. There's a good chance you'll end up putting $20-28K into this boat (assuming all DIY repairs, not yard work) and the boat will never be worth more than $10k (salvage title and all).
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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

Just to confirm, yes this is the boat I listed a while ago.
It's going out for $800 which is the insurance salvage value.
So there is some room left to spend on repairs etc... and still get a good value for the boat.
I just wish I had the time/talent/skills to do this myself.

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