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04-23-2011 10:11 AM
Eliptec Folding Prop for Sabre 42

I recently sold my Sabre 42 (that I only kept for one season due to draft issues in my area). But after selling it I realized I forgot to include a spare Eliptec folding prop with the boat. The new owner doesn't want it. Anyone interested? I took some picture of it. Costs about $1400 new. Its lightly used, all polished up. I would sell it for $100.
10-25-2010 05:45 PM
lawdawg Nacra52, what a great story! My sponsors when I was at the Naval Academy had a Hinckley 44, one of the most beautiful boats I have ever seen and I felt fortunate every time I got to go out on her!
10-25-2010 03:52 PM
Nacra52 My late father, who sailed his whole life and owned some really beautiful boats , like a Hinckley 44, had for many years a Sabre 30 that was kept in Little Traverse Bay, on Lake Michigan. I think it was the favorite of all the boats he owned, he constantly raved about how well it sailed, and how nicely it was made. I enjoyed many day sails out on the lake, and he and my mother sailed it all around the Great Lakes.
10-22-2010 06:08 PM
tempest If she surveys well, you just purchased a great vessel, that should give you years of great sailing. Congrats..
10-22-2010 05:13 PM
Sabreman I would recommend against using a surveyor recommended by the broker. The broker works for the seller, not you, since that's where his money comes from.

BoatUS has a great list of surveyors. To be honest, they are your link to sanity. Their job is to point out the flaws. A good survey for this vessel should run about $1000 ($750 for the survey, $250 for the short haul) and take a full day including short haul and sea trial. In our case, our surveyor found a significant problem but actually saved the sale when I wanted to pull out. Best $1000 that I ever spent. PM me if you would like details.

The surveyor works for the buyer. The broker works for the seller.
10-22-2010 03:18 PM
lawdawg Sabreman- most definitely doing a survey and I will be picking the person, or more to the point my broker will help me, he has been great through the whole process
Olson34- thanks a lot for the comments, much appreciated!
10-22-2010 03:10 PM
olson34 Congrats on finding such a nice Sabre!
While I'm mostly an Ericson guy, I have done a coastal delivery on a Sabre 32, and really appreciate the build quality and general design.
I always class them up there with PSC, Ericson Yachts, and the older Tartans.

The maintenance stuff listed on that particular boat shows good stewardship from the prior owner.
You've chosen wisely.

10-22-2010 02:23 PM
this is my first big boat purchase
For a first big boat purchase you selected well. Certainly not the cheapest route, but one that you will not regret. Five years from now, the purchase price will be a distant memory as you sit on a hook somewhere watching the sun set.

If it passes survey and you go with it, post pictures!

I assume that you will not make the purchase without a survey by a surveyor of your choosing. Say "yes".
10-22-2010 01:03 PM
lawdawg thanks for all the great comments everybody, it puts me at ease with the purchase price, this is my first big boat purchase, so the comments are very appreciated
10-22-2010 11:30 AM
Sabreman No way that boat is worth $72k. We bought our '84 38 in 2005 for $75k and that was average for the time. Your boat is in much better condition than was ours. Judging by the photos and upgrade list, your vessel does not appear to require nearly as much work as our boat. With that said, we've spent approx $20k on upgrades in 5 years.

The bottom line is that I feel that your bid price is in line.
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