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11-14-2007 06:24 PM
teshannon Julie,
If you are in Florida I almost bought your boat. I was that other bidder. Iola ni was a real beauty. You could tell how much you loved her.I still think about her. My wife decided she wanted something larger so we ended up with a Tayana 42. Hope all worked out well for you.
11-14-2007 05:10 PM
Julie303 I owned and lived aboard a CR38 (1991) for a number of years, and love the boat. My first offshore trip taught me that she could keep me alive. She' s a lot of boat for inland or coastal, but if you'll be doing offshore eventually, she's a good choice. As to that particular boat, and the damage she's suffered, your surveyor should be able to determine what repairs are needed and what the cost will be. If you're handy and have time, you can save by doing it yourself. Just make sure you really push the surveyor to be brutal.
11-12-2007 09:49 AM
sailingdog Umm.. .with that much damage, I'd have to say that paying $38,000 or anywhere close to it is way, way, too much money. There are probably a lot of issues in the laminate itself, considering the kind of beating it had to take to do that much visible damage.
11-12-2007 09:30 AM
countrybumpkin This boat was damaged in Hurricane Floyd.

70% of teak cap rail destroyed
Hull to Deck joint on port side opened for approx 3' from the cap rail down approx 14"
Gunnel sustained 2 cracks approx 3' long each in fiberglass at deck level
Port side rub rail was destroyed
Cap shroud chain plate bent
Cap Shroud turnbuckle bent
Life lines and stanchions damaged
Bow pulpit railing destroyed
Stern railing was bent and distorted
Davits were broken loose from their mounts
Starboard side rub rail striker plate damaged
Port side bowsprit wisker stay turnbuckle broken
Roller furling lower extrusion was broken
Starboard mid ship cleat destroyed
Port side hull paint scratched
Some running rigging sustained chafe damage
11-02-2007 11:06 AM
camaraderie Ditto that. Don't exchange any $$ until /unless you put it in escrow. You will want to see a certificate of title and/or documentation in the sellers name before doing anything. And absolutely get a good survey...there has got to be big stuff wrong with this one...and probably more than you have been told if the price is indeed 38k.
11-02-2007 09:25 AM
cardiacpaul Not to be the resident naysayer,
but 38k for a 38ft cabo rico is reeeaaaalllyyyyy low.
Check it out, keep an open mind, but one hand on your wallet.
11-02-2007 09:05 AM
countrybumpkin Wilsdad something seems fishy with that boat. He's asking 38K for it, not a trivial amount, but appears to be well below what's listed on this site or out here:

and noones replied to my inquiry

One thing that I'd like to point out to those reading this thread, is that although this boat is on a lake in Kentucky, it's not landlocked, it can weave it's way out to and down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico (with some effort).
11-02-2007 08:59 AM
Originally Posted by Giulietta View Post
Special agent Clarice Sterling..hummmmyou look tasty...

The secret is...cofhh cofhhh arghhhhhhhhhhh (choked on a pretzel)....
Wow........nice cleavage.
11-01-2007 09:38 PM
Originally Posted by wilsdad View Post
I would probaly try and keep it on Ky Lake

I admire the Cabo Rico designs -- Bill Crealock designed both of the boats I've owned. I have been aboard many of them and they seem to be well built. They are solid, heavy, full-keeled blue-water passagemakers.

But I don't think a Cabo Rico is the best choice for a lake in Kentucky. I also don't think a 38-footer, particulalry of this variety, makes the greatest sail trainer. In your shoes, I'd be looking for something smaller, more nimble and responsive, and better suited to lake sailing. Something I could build experience and confidence on, not feel overwhelmed with, or stuck at the dock for upkeep.

If you hope to make sailing a lifelong pursuit, and hope to do some extensive voyaging at some point, first focus on developing your sailing skills. It's very difficult for a new sailor to hone basic skills on heavy displacment boats.

Just another point of view...
11-01-2007 05:34 PM
Giulietta Special agent Clarice Sterling..hummmmyou look tasty...

The secret is...cofhh cofhhh arghhhhhhhhhhh (choked on a pretzel)....
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