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08-23-2012 12:18 AM
blt2ski
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

It would work quite well here in the salish sea area for cruising etc.

And YES, you will die someday, life is a terminal disease! the question will be, what will you die from, why etc. In the mean time, enjoy your time here!

marty
08-23-2012 12:02 AM
WDS123
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

You need to ask Dimitri Orlov a live aboard doomsteader in Boston with a doomer weblog
08-22-2012 11:55 PM
blistovmhz
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bljones View Post
That is a little steep for a clapped out 9M.
But, having said that, i find boat valuation on the west coast to be a little weird. boats worth nothing here are priced at top of market there, and boats that are like gold here are dirt cheap there.

I do like Catalacs as a liveaboard cat. Under $40K they are hard to beat.

How about this one?

http://www.catamaransite.com/catalac..._for_sale.html
It has been for sale for a year or more
Been considering going to have a look at this one as well. I suppose my issue now is that some people say they're acceptable for blue water (with some work) while others say not a chance, which is why I've been staying away from the Gemini 3400 that comes with a new Ford F450 SuperDuty, custom trailer, and the boat (in immaculate condition) for $75k.
08-22-2012 10:38 PM
TQA
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

Do a world wide advanced search on yachtworld for Catalac and you will see a few.

IMHO the top glass work has been raised.

Value ?? Cats often seem to go for more try to find someone with access to soldboats.com but it does seem a lot
08-22-2012 08:51 PM
bljones
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

That is a little steep for a clapped out 9M.
But, having said that, i find boat valuation on the west coast to be a little weird. boats worth nothing here are priced at top of market there, and boats that are like gold here are dirt cheap there.

I do like Catalacs as a liveaboard cat. Under $40K they are hard to beat.

How about this one?

http://www.catamaransite.com/catalac..._for_sale.html
It has been for sale for a year or more
08-22-2012 07:50 PM
SeaQuinn
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

I would keep looking and hope you can get more for your money!
08-22-2012 07:03 PM
blistovmhz
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

Quote:
Originally Posted by SeaQuinn View Post
Will you die? Equate this with this example:

You can travel cross country several different ways...Each requires you stay on board day and night....although you can stop and rest on THIS trip
1. A Class A motorhome
2. S Semi Truck with Cab
3. A smaller truck puling a travel trailer
4. A large SUV
5. A small SUV
6. A Car
7. A Motorcycle
8. A Horse
9. On foot

It is sort of that way with different boats and going off shore....you can do it with any of them...but would you want to?

Heh. I've crossed the country (Canada) 6 times. Several trips in a semi-truck with a king sleeper, once in a pickup, once (mostly) by motorcycle, and i've probably walked nearly a thousand km of the Trans-Canada highway I'm pretty much good either way.

The primary reason I want a boat is for the eventuality of zombie apocalypse, and rent in Vancouver is insane. I don't want to buy a house as the more stuff I have, the less I seem to go out and do. I figure a boat is the least restrictive of all mobile possibilities. I need decent cooking facilities as I can't eat at restaurants, Internet as I do all my work online, and I don't have time to sink to the bottom of the ocean.

The interior work is all cake. Rip out the old headliner, throw in some insulation and some mousefur, rip out all the electrical and just install some lighting and a few plugs in the settee. I don't use much in the way of power and 95% of of what I do use, runs USB or 12vDC. Anything that doesn't run on 12V I'd properly convert. All the lighting would be 12vDC widespectrum LED. I probably have no use for 110vAC.

But, at the end of the day, the entire interior needs to be redone. The hull seems to be in okay condition but the deck needs some work. Mast, step, and sails look good (though the sail complement is sparse with a single furling main and single furling gib), and the motors ... probably run. I don't think that's worth quite $40k, but perhaps I'm just off base.
08-22-2012 06:55 PM
blistovmhz
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

The gazebo LOOKS to be standard on all the 9m's I've seen. This one seemed a bit different but it all glassed properly. My main concerns would be with regards to the hull, and then price. I've not seen any other 9m's in person so I don't really know how they're priced. $40k seems a tad steep for it's condition. It'll float, and the engines look pretty clean, but most of the interior needs work, all the electrical needs to be re-done, and it's pretty spartan. No hot water, no pressure water, no shower, no holding tank (afaik).
Anyone with experience in the 9m's?
08-22-2012 06:49 PM
SeaQuinn
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

Will you die? Equate this with this example:

You can travel cross country several different ways...Each requires you stay on board day and night....although you can stop and rest on THIS trip
1. A Class A motorhome
2. S Semi Truck with Cab
3. A smaller truck puling a travel trailer
4. A large SUV
5. A small SUV
6. A Car
7. A Motorcycle
8. A Horse
9. On foot

It is sort of that way with different boats and going off shore....you can do it with any of them...but would you want to?
08-22-2012 06:29 PM
TQA
Re: 1977 Catalac 9m - will I die?

Good liveaboard.

Will you die if you take it offshore? maybe [ and thats definite ] although some have crossed oceans it is really a coastal cruiser.

I am fairly sure the top 'gazebo' is not standard and you should look closely to see how it is attached.
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