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09-10-2013 06:07 PM
jimgo
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

I have an Allmand.
09-10-2013 06:00 PM
hellosailor
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

Brett-
An inboard diesel replacement means a fast $15,000 and a lot of effort on top of that. Unless you really feel up to a DIY on that, or get lucky and it "just" needs a new head. Either way, if you can get a boat with a working engine for just a few grand more...that's a no-brainer, the engine will prove to be convenient. And add resale value when and if you eventually move off the boat and sell it.
The epoxy and paint routine also means that PO was a cheat, and the guy he sold it to wasn't so sharp on maintenance issues, so you've got two more reasons to question everything on the boat.
Unless you really want a project...walk.
09-10-2013 05:49 PM
SailorBrett
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

You know I actually saw that Islander but my concern is that most racing sailboats I've viewed aren't good liveaboards or cruisers, and I can't find a goodly amount of information on this particular islander. I'm curious about this S2, she looks like a nice find, but I won't be able to check her out until next weekend. Has anyone ever heard of an Allmand? I found a 31 that looks well taken care of but I know nothing about that particular brand.
09-10-2013 03:53 PM
thesnort
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

Another in the neighborhood: 1974 Islander sailboat for sale in Virginia

An Islander 36.
09-09-2013 11:48 PM
manatee
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
...The separate shower is a bit of a joke - you can't stand in it, but as Cruisingdad has pointed out before, it's really nice to have a separate shower area so you can keep from getting the entire head area soaked....
If it is not otherwise provided for, you could use something like this:

Shower Chairs
09-09-2013 10:57 PM
jimgo
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

I like the S2 9.2 CC's especially for a 1-person live-aboard. The aft cabin could make a "quaint" (to use the term you see in house listings) bedroom that you can keep messy while keeping the V-berth and salon straightened up for guests. The separate shower is a bit of a joke - you can't stand in it, but as Cruisingdad has pointed out before, it's really nice to have a separate shower area so you can keep from getting the entire head area soaked. I'd go check that out, if for no other reason than to get a sense of what a center cockpit looks like, and how that impacts the "floorplan" of a boat.
09-09-2013 10:42 PM
thesnort
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

This one might be near where you live: S2 Sailboat *** S2 9.2 CC *** 30' Cruiser

Frankly though, I'd look around for something 32 feet and above, like an Islander 32 or even a Cal 34. They would probably be a lot more comfortable to live aboard.
09-09-2013 03:15 PM
emcentar
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

If you are planning to live aboard, you might need AC and heat even more than you'll need a compass.

The current owner might be straight-up but it sounds like his previous owner was a piece of work. You don't want to find out, I think, what else got painted over.
09-07-2013 03:07 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

I don't think I'd choose either of them, no matter how nice they were, to sail to Greenland, Iceland and across the North Atlantic.
09-07-2013 02:31 PM
miatapaul
Re: Good deal? Need advice.

Well the C&C sounds to be over priced by about $4500. for under $10 grand you should be able to find a good 30 footer. Not sure if this is the Yamaha you were looking at or not, but looks kind of nice. Small cabin with those wide decks, but I bet that is nice when sailing!

1981 Yamaha 30 sailboat for sale in Virginia

That vbirth mounted engine is kind of strange, but at least you have good access. Settees look like pipe births with cushions but otherwise the interior looks well done.

I think you should be able to find a good boat for that price with a bit more room. Keep looking.
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