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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
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Re: LOA vs LWL, looking for a boat
Yes the Thornycraft engine is one of my biggest concerns. Didn't know about the osmosis issue. The other concern is ballast, lead or iron? Looking at pictures and seeing the boat might change my opinion of the condition. The other issue (minor) is the amount of equipment she has on board. She can always be equipped but then the sail away price approaches some of the better equipped (yes at a higher price) boats on my list. The other issue (very minor but irritating) is one has to PAY to join the Moody user group. WTF??
That seems to be common from UK groups, not sure if hosting service is more expensive there or not. Of course it is likely advert free. There was a Rival group I almost joined when looking at one. seems they should offer a 30 day trial for people looking at them I would think the ballast would be iron, as it seems most of the euro boats are, likely tighter regulations. Not a pretty boat, but gives lots of accommodations for the money.
1976 C&C 33
Project boat, lots of work to be done!