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04-18-2007 08:22 PM
Insails will alot of the wisdom has came from this site,I read everyday
been on many a boat and have been a diver for 35 years...One thing about sailing and boats,the learning curve never ends..I like that..and I will check closer into the insurance but no hurricane is getting its paws on my boat..I now have 4 days a week to away! run away!
04-18-2007 08:16 PM
sailingdog I see you are gaining wisdom with age... Is that for an agreed value yatch policy, or a ACV policy? Also, does State Farm cover salvage and environmental remediation costs? You should double check that they do.
04-18-2007 08:12 PM
Insails I will get a quote if I get the 33..have been quoted on a 27 footer less than 500/yr with state farm..they insured my cars the last 30 years..and one small noisy thing I thought was a boat..too loud
04-18-2007 07:59 PM
sailingdog I think my insurance went up by all of five bucks..
04-18-2007 07:53 PM
tommyt Yea, that insurance does get big time down there. I know that the real estate market has gone to hell in Florida, but they don't make much more of that water front stuff either.
In the north, where we have to stretch our season to 6 months, the prices are definetely still going up. Even where the government controls the costs...still up 6-10% a year.
04-18-2007 07:19 PM
sailingdog Insails-

The price of the slips may have dropped, but you more than make up for it in the increases in the price of insurance.
04-18-2007 05:47 PM
Insails whats odd here is there is plenty of slips have prices as low as 4 dollar a foot/month with water and limited power(so many days a week)

I think between Katrina and Ivan boating seems to have died along the hurricane bowl..
04-18-2007 05:38 PM
tommyt Careful in jumping up in size because you can afford the initial price. The initial price is just the beginning. Outfitting, refitting, new sails, slip fees, maintenance,etc. are not only more, but continue to rise.

The price of boats in the buyers market we have been in continue to fall. At the same time the number of slips continue to fall, and therefore the price of slips continue to go up fairly dramatically.

Good luck.
04-18-2007 05:36 PM
scurvy The Tartan 27' is an excellent boat, but they are showing their age now. A few things to look out for in the Tartan:

1. Gate valves should be replaced with ball valve (or something similar)
2. encapsulated chainplates (they may be rusty and a bear to get at!)
3. Leaky ports

Other than that, be mindful of the usual things that tend to plague the older boats out there, wet decks, aging engines, electronics,hoses, sail inventory, etc...

Sparkman & Stephens knew what they were doing and these are wonderful little boats. Good luck with your search!
04-18-2007 05:20 PM
Insails am happy,but see with more boats to look at and wait and watch its hard to buy one and I want to sail!!!..LOL.. I also am going to look at a Tartan 27, Monday,anything I should look out for?
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