Getting a Free Sabre 28 - SailNet Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 Old 06-03-2008 Thread Starter
supernoob
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Getting a Free Sabre 28

Well this boat pretty much fell into my buddy and mines lap. I know she's nothing special now but eventually she will be. Either way it can't be much better than this for free, she's been through both Wilma and Katrina. We already know that we need to to replace the bulkheads, we are scared/excited to see what we are getting into and I will most likely be posting questions on here as we go along for any help or advice. BTW it's a ketch rigged 1982 28 foot sabre. I can't post any pics yet because my post count is below ten, that's pretty lame.
82sabre is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 Old 06-03-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 181
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
WARNING - SHARP LEARNING CURVE AHEAD ! Please be prepared to reduce expectations.

"Ulysses" - Alfred Tennyson
TomandKarens34 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 21 Old 06-03-2008 Thread Starter
supernoob
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
haha yeah we are well aware, but it's going to be a bunch of us working on it, a couple of us have worked refurbishing yacht interiors and doing basic work on boats. Our buddies dad is also there to help who is a very experienced sailor. SO it is definitely going to be a group effort. We aren't in any particular rush either.
82sabre is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 21 Old 06-03-2008
moderate?
 
camaraderie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,877
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 16
     
welcome aboard! You can use the "song thread" to get your post count up to 10 where you can post pictures.
Off course you know that free boats only cost slighty more to fix up than a pristine boat at the market price. But then you'd miss all the fun!

No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
camaraderie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 21 Old 06-03-2008
Midwest Puddle Pirate
 
US27inKS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Gardner, KS
Posts: 2,160
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
   
It only took me 3 years of working EVERY weekend to get mine fixed, and mine wasn't even free. Having a crew to help will speed things up, but friends will become scarce as the project drags on. Buckle down for the long haul.

Worth it? yes Do it again? not if my wife has anything to say about it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
John USYacht 27 "Cora Lee"
US27inKS is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 21 Old 06-03-2008
Senior Member
 
T37Chef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,487
Thanks: 74
Thanked 42 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
you thinks its free

Quote:
Originally Posted by camaraderie View Post
welcome aboard! You can use the "song thread" to get your post count up to 10 where you can post pictures.
Off course you know that free boats only cost slighty more to fix up than a pristine boat at the market price. But then you'd miss all the fun!
yea sure...next thing you know theres slip fees, ohh new sails, oh new hoses, and on and on and on...oh wait till you paint the bottom LOL

Congrats BTW

Cheers,
Shawn

S/V Windgeist
1982 Tartan 37C

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
T37Chef is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 21 Old 06-03-2008
Seņor Member
 
TrueBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 4,853
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 13
     
Sure seems like a great deal to get a free boat - but sounds to me like the PO may have had trouble giving her away. A 28 ft ketch is very rare, but being wrecked by 2 hurricanes may have made this boat even more difficult to sell.

Seriously, congrats on the boat - and best of luck with refurbishing the little lady.

True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat
TrueBlue is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 21 Old 06-03-2008 Thread Starter
supernoob
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 57
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by T37Chef View Post
yea sure...next thing you know theres slip fees, ohh new sails, oh new hoses, and on and on and on...oh wait till you paint the bottom LOL

Congrats BTW
Yeah luckily right now we have a spot for the next month behind my friends house until his dads trawler comes home. Then we're moving it to another house on the ICW. It also came with two sets of sails, thank God. The boat was redone by its previous owner and taken on one cruise, then the man fell ill from a heart condition and hadn't been able to really use it for about 6 years. It's stayed afloat through Wilma and Katrina without a working bilge, so she's a lucky one I guess. I know this is going to be a huge project, but I am very excited because I know that I am going to be learning a whole lot, I'm only 22 so I feel like this will be good knowledge to carry with me. I feel that not having the initial cost of buying the boat helps a lot, there will most likely be three main people seeing this project all the way through, and occasionally helping hands lent from bored friends.
82sabre is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 21 Old 06-03-2008
Senior Member
 
T37Chef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,487
Thanks: 74
Thanked 42 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
You will learn a lot fixing up the boat...no doubt, just know when to stop spending $$ on it I don't seem to know how to do that

Cheers,
Shawn

S/V Windgeist
1982 Tartan 37C

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
T37Chef is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 21 Old 06-03-2008
Senior Member
 
teshannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
Welcome to Sailnet and enjoy the project. I think it's a tremendous opportunity to learn that boat inside and out. T37Chef's advice is right on the mark, know when it's time to stop sinking money into it. In the meantime have a ball and keep us posted of your progress!
teshannon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crew wanted US to Europe/Germany Julian on Cruise Crew Wanted/Available 12 03-15-2011 07:52 PM
Mainsail sheeting arrangements Classic30 Sailboat Design and Construction 18 03-12-2008 07:17 PM
Which pocket cruiser is best for me ? dpcolohan Boat Review and Purchase Forum 31 03-02-2008 05:21 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome