Sailboat Identification Help - 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 > Welcome to Sailnet > Introduce Yourself
 Not a Member? 

Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you. NEW!


Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Faster
  • 1 Post By jimgo
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-14-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Smug Doug is on a distinguished road
Sailboat Identification Help

Hello,

I am an American Military member stationed in Okinawa. I just started sailing and I am looking into getting a sailboat. Here's the problem, the language barrier is making things pretty difficult. I will be going to look at the boat in the link, but cannot find any information on it. It is listed as a Hayashi 27 and I am told it was made in 1981. I would like to do my research before I look at it. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.

Unfortunately I can't post links yet. But the site is called island-boat and the boat is number 740.

Last edited by Smug Doug; 05-14-2013 at 12:35 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 05-14-2013
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,604
Thanks: 67
Thanked 179 Times in 175 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Sailboat Identification Help

This one??

No.740

If so she looks like a pretty typical IOR influenced 80's racer.. fairly spartan interior, but the glass work looks tidy enough. It would take some additions to make it into a good weekender, most likely, but she looks like she'd be fairly quick. Boats of this type from that era tended to go upwind very well but get a little skittish downwind in a breeze.

I trust they have the normal kind of marine survey system in place there, be sure to have it thoroughly checked and since you're there I'd think that some of the locals would have some knowledge of the builder and design unless it's a total one-off...

Could be a fun daysailer, don't know how to convert but a price tag of 800K for a 27 footer's a bit scary!!

Edit.. went back and translated that page.. pretty funny. 'climb' = upwind, I guess
Smug Doug likes this.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 05-14-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Smug Doug is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailboat Identification Help

Thanks for the intel Faster. You've given me plenty to research. And the yen to US Dollar rate is close to 100 yen = $1 US. The want about $8,000 US but said they are willing to negotiate. Thanks again for the help.

Doug
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 05-14-2013
jimgo's Avatar
Asleep at the wheel
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,916
Thanks: 71
Thanked 108 Times in 106 Posts
Rep Power: 3
jimgo is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailboat Identification Help

Doug,
How long will you be in Okinawa? What's the boat market like there? $8,000 isn't a HUGE chunk of change, but that's like buying a car. If the market there is as soft as it is here (global recession, so it's a possibility), if/when you're moved, you're going to have a hard time selling the boat. Are you willing to have to walk away from the $12-15K you're looking at actually spending on her (all boats need work, and you'll want to customize her to your style, hence the added costs)?

Personally, if I were in your shoes, I'd look into renting boats, or finding another servicemember who has a boat and going for rides (or serving as crew) with him/her. Sharpen your skills that way, then buy a boat when you get back to the States, assuming you'll be settling here, and not in Japan. If you want to make Japan, and especially Okinawa, your permanent residence, then you can ignore my comments...
Smug Doug likes this.
__________________
- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 05-14-2013
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Smug Doug is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailboat Identification Help

Jimgo: I will be in Okinawa for another 2.5 to 3.5 years. The boat market here is...awkward. The locals don't list there boats in many places, the Americans do. I've seen Americans sell there boats quickly and I've seen Japanese boats that have been on sale since 2011. I agree with your statements about having a hard time selling the boat and that it would be a good idea to rent boats instead. Here's the problem, the rental boats have a limited navigation area. Okinawa is part of the Ryukyu Island chain that consists of 161 islands, I cannot travel to any of them with a rental boat. I have been renting boats here for the last several months, but I need my own boat to accomplish my goals. Thank you for the advice.

Doug
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 05-14-2013
jimgo's Avatar
Asleep at the wheel
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,916
Thanks: 71
Thanked 108 Times in 106 Posts
Rep Power: 3
jimgo is on a distinguished road
Re: Sailboat Identification Help

As long as you know what you're getting yourself in for, then go for it! We'll all be very happy for you.

More importantly, thank you for your selfless service to our country. It is appreciated more than you know.
__________________
- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
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
Navlights identification help zedboy Seamanship & Navigation 21 05-18-2013 11:24 PM
Help with Identification Please? Kalina-Lona General Discussion (sailing related) 11 09-11-2012 05:18 AM
Identification please imiloa Sailboat Design and Construction 5 09-15-2008 05:13 PM
dinghy identification fishboyneil Sailboat Design and Construction 5 04-28-2008 09:24 AM
Boat identification cogzoid General Discussion (sailing related) 13 05-22-2006 02:43 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:46 PM.

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.