Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I am in the process of buying a 1977 s&j45 ketch, for the outragous price of 2500. us dollars. Yes she floats, yes she needs work, the mast is simply beautifull with in mast furling, great large winches, bags and bags of sails.
Old but still working electric windless, , down below is gutted for the most part, stove is there, sink, but the good thing is I can make it the way I like it. I have read the above posts, my thoughts are I simply love the lines of this boat, skinny long and thin, the way I like my woman.
Oh my the work ahead, but I enjoy it and drag my 13 y/o daughter to help. This is family thing but we like it. I hope to work and live aboard shortly, no we are not rushing of to sail to Never never land, but Cuba the Keys, & Mexico are within our budget and reach. I truly think she can be made to take us where we need to go with safety. Good dingy eprib and lifraft. Solid engine to motor when needed. anyway some call me crazy but I get things done and have fun doing it. So for a total of around 20,000 we will anchor next to the 200.00.00 dollar boats and we might have lunch together. If youhave youg boys onboard they are not wellcome haha have to be a good dad. Good luck to all, I have had just as much fun on my good ole Pearson Triton sailing into Havana Harbor, as I did crewing on a newer Hunter. Good luck to all and Merry Xmas