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10-08-2007 08:06 PM
USCGRET1990
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Originally Posted by waveshredder View Post
I really hope this post is understandable, I feel like I've been ramblin on.

I posted here awhile ago and am still looking for a small sea worthy boat for under 10k hopefully a bit less so I can afford upgrades. I've seen a few Hunters in the 25' range and am not convinced of the quality. Basically I want a boat that is good for the outer Bahamas(Abacos/Eleuthera) from Florida. I am located in Jacksonville and have looked extensivly online and a little at the marina's and plan on visiting many more.

What resources are good online(if any), ive looked at sailboatlistings.com, boattrader, usedboats.com, boats.com, and yachtworld.com. I feel like the online search is a waste.

Also when it comes to making an offer I obviously want to get the seller's bottom line, so is an offer 3.9k on an asking price 6.1K reasonable?

Please anyone with sound advice and knows of any good deals or offers from Georgia to South Central Florida please let me know.

This will be my first purchase and I dont want to rush into it, but I am anxious to get out there again, this time with me as the skipper.
My friend, people pretty much just give away sailboats on eBay. It's best to be able to go see and check out any interesting vessels.
10-08-2007 06:40 PM
LyleRussell Waveshredder

If you need someone to check out a boat in the Chesapeake area email me. I charge 1 beer/hour for boat scouting. I can save you a trip or alternatively turn you on to something good. I am looking for a different boat than you so we're not in competition. Instead of the beer you can scout boats in Jacksonville for me??
10-04-2007 02:10 PM
RAGTIMEDON I had an O'day 28 from 1978, a friend had an O'day 25 from '77, both were excellent sailboats, dry bilges, easy handling, fairly fast, solid construction. We both loved the boats but traded for bigger boats. If you find an O'day from the 70's in your budget you will have a better boat than one from the mid 80's, because when the owner retired he sold the molds to Pearson, and they made it their "economy" line and cut too many corners to make it cheap. My 28 had a 9HP Yanmar engine, which I think will run forever if the oil is changed regularly! The only caveat is that O'day felt the engine was only for docking, so they were somewhat underpowered. I personally would much rather be offshore in a blow aboard an O'day than either a Hunter or Catalina.
10-04-2007 01:32 PM
Gummy I have a friend with an O'day 30. He likes it well enough. Pretty much uses it as a novelty to interest ladies, to drink beer on and to grill on. Some sailing too. I found my 28' Morgan this summer on Craigslist for 2900. I would check Craigslist too if I were you. There are no brokers involved and the boats will be cheaper, though you need to be careful in what you get. My big complaint with my boat is that it came with a worn out Volvo Penta MD6A that is too expensive to fix and I don't really want to spend 5000 to repower. Lots of Albin Vegas have this engine too so look out unless it is newly rebuilt.
10-03-2007 10:53 PM
waveshredder Well, I've seen a few O'days I can afford, my dad hates them. What does the board think?
10-03-2007 10:26 PM
sailingdog Ummm... that list is pretty long...
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I dont do ebay, im not going to buy a boat unless i see it first.

Besides mgreggor, are there any other boats I should avoid?
10-03-2007 10:07 PM
waveshredder I dont do ebay, im not going to buy a boat unless i see it first.

Besides mgreggor, are there any other boats I should avoid?
10-03-2007 12:34 PM
TSteele65 That PSC 25 on ebay is frightening. He wants $10K? HA!
10-03-2007 11:01 AM
sailingdog Leon-

That's a pretty big claim for a boat most people have never heard of... if they were the finest production boat, why were only 51 made??? Also, who, besides the site promoting them, says that?


BTW, you wouldn't happen to own one of these fantastic boats, would you??
10-03-2007 10:16 AM
Leon-T The finest production sailboat ever: Lindenberg 26
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