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06-09-2009 10:57 PM
helpyours Form Ebay
06-09-2009 10:48 PM
tager Buy it! Buy them all!
06-09-2009 09:22 PM
nika44 I had a Tanzer 26 with my exhusband 15 years ago. It was a very stable and safe boat. In fact it sailed better, in higher winds than the Beneteau 32 first that we bought after it. It may not be the most stylish but it was a great little boat and two people can easiy spend a weekend on it. I spend a week at a time sailing from port to port. $14k is outrageous for it. We had to give ours away, 14 years ago we could not even sell it for $5k. I am sure you can pick one up in good shape for $4k.
06-09-2009 09:57 AM
Originally Posted by cnc33voodoo View Post
Sail well in relation to what?
Hmmm good question I suppose sails well in relation to the few boats I have been on. But I guess I am only qualified to say I have verified that year of Tanzer will sail.
06-09-2009 09:40 AM
modul8 Its true. 14's too steep for a 25 of that vintage, especially without a trailer.
your best bet is to go and check one out in person with the person you are going to sail with.
Also, do yourself a favour and find a friend that knows about sailboats and have him or her check out your prospects, to ensure that the boat is well equipped and well taken care of.
if you're going to spend the summer on it, consider that essentially you will be camping in a hard plastic tent that moves around while you sleep. Also, remember that sailboats generally don't move too quickly, and that is something to think about if you're planning to run the length of a great lake and back. think about fuel if there's no wind, and shelter when storms arrive (and they will)
Honestly I don't wish to discourage you, but forewarned is forearmed, right? I'd rather scare you a little now and know that you were successful with your challenge later.

figure out where you will anchor, moor or pull into a dock for the night along your trip, figure how long it will take you to get between those places at 8 km/hr., then add 40%

some questions to ask:
does it have room to stow all your gear and provisions?
does it have a useable head (bathroom) -how often will you have to pump it out?
are there stress cracks in the hull, the deck, at the attachments for the rigging?
are there any blisters below the waterline in the hull? (you won't
know if it's in the water already)
is the bilge dry?-- does it leak around the windows or thru-hulls when it rains?
when was the last anti-fouling paint applied to the bottom?
some other equipment to check for:

bilge pump - condition
battery (ies)
sail condition
sound signaling device(s)
fire extinguisher
life ring
throwable floating rope
first aid kit
flares newer than 2006 -minimum of 6 2-star type
VHF radio (and learn ho to use it in an emergency) and a cellphone
portable waterproof gps so you can report your lat/long to whoever your friends onshore are (be smart and file a sail plan with a responsible friend, and check in daily)

up to date navigational charts of the area you will be sailing (so you won't run aground)

consider your bathing conditions - jump in the lake with a bar of soap and shampoo?
consider whether or not you need a boat with a bimini top for protection from the sun.

that's all i have for now.

you will find the sailing community friendly and helpful. if you don't know something, ask!

See you out on the water! Best of luck!
06-09-2009 09:22 AM
cnc33voodoo Sail well in relation to what?
Ive sailed on a 25 of that era and my thoughts were it didnt point very well and had a horrible deck plan.I definetly wouldnt want to be caught in a storm in this boat.
However, it is a boat and will get you out on the water so it isnt all bad.
The newer tanzers are much better boats and they still are no match for other boats in that price range.
06-09-2009 08:45 AM
Originally Posted by MARKESS View Post
I am also thinking about buying a tanzer 25 ft 1978 model. I have never owned a boat but took lessons. Is this a safe bet for two women to buy and sail on a llong lake in Canada? Is it stable and roomy enough to sleep on? What size motor do you need? Do you need to have mechanical skills or carpentry skills to own a boat this old? any advice is appreciated.

Is $14K a good price without a trailor?

14 k is high for that year of Tanzer. Two have sold at our yacht club both were asking 10k and sold for 8k. Both had road worthy trailers and were in better than average shape. As for a motor at that price it should have one. 9.9hp seems to be the norm for an outboard. There were a few with inboard motors. Tanzers are great boats. They sail well have good space for there size. They are a very well respected boat in Canada and the price can be higher because of that. I have sailed on many Tanzers and love them even considering it is not the boat i have. but i just cant see 14k as being a good price for the older models.
06-09-2009 12:43 AM
patrickrea I actually don't mind the Tanzer as long as you remember what it is; a daysailer that can do some weekend camping. There's lots out on Georgian Bay every weekend. It isn't a rough water boat but sailed well, it can do some tricks.

There is a 25/6 foot Tanzer for sale at Toronto Island Marina as we speak named "Jo Jo" on the dock behind me. He's asking CDN$5500 and it appears to be in good condition. The owner is now a 2 boat owner and has to get rid of it. I have no affiliation and have only chatted with the owner a couple of times. Have your friends call the marina and ask. They'll put him in touch.
06-08-2009 03:37 PM
cnc33voodoo They are looking at a 1978.
"sailing tupperware"
06-08-2009 03:23 PM
SSBN506 This is a Tanzer 25. they are newer 85 to 89 ish.

Tanzer 25 sailboat for sale

This is a tanzer 7.5 up to 1978
Tanzer 7.5 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada

This is a tanzer 26 newer than 1980
Tanzer 26 - Used Sailboat Market in Canada
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