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Re: Found A Boat We Both Love!!
This looks like a nice boat in terms of layout and build quality. It does not look like a great boat for your sailing venue. Looking at its numbers this boat has a tiny sail plan making it a bad choice for the typically light air of summer lake sailing. And these IOR II boats were not very good heavy air boats as well. Adding davits and a single hanging off that pinched stern certainly won't improve the manners of this boat.
Good call on definitely doing a survey including the sails and engine. There is a lot of suspicious items in the listing and photos like only the cabin top having new teak decks, only one side deck being recored, water weeping at the keel joint, an old Volvo saildrive which had cooling water passages that are notorious for corroding out from those passages, only an older Kevlar mainsail (with any amount of use probably with little life left).
I am not trying to say don't buy this boat, as much as I am saying be cautious and go into this with your eyes open.
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