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Found A Boat We Both Love!!

Hi all,
After a two year search, we found a boat we both love!! It's a Swedish Comfort 34, older, in excellent shape. We made an offer, are waiting to hear. It was in such good shape, with most things redone, I was thinking of skipping the survey. Bad idea?

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...o=brucehillys&

EDIT: We just made the offer contingent on a satisfactory survey

2nd EDIT - the price is now that we can't get a loan - it's too low for a loan, and too high for the cash we have. And I don't have anyone who would loan me boat funds, not will the owner hold the paper. What a conundrum! We can get the Tartan with cash but my husband doesn't really like it.


http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...o=brucehillys&

I'd love your feedback!
Nancy

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Yes bad idea! Looks to be well maintained but it's the things you can see that you want the survey for delimitation moisture, cheap insurance in the long run.

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Yes bad idea! Looks to be well maintained but it's the things you can see that you want the survey for delimitation moisture, cheap insurance in the long run.
Yes, I was just thinking about how stupid that sounds. Can I have it done after we made an offer? Yikes!!
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He probably will. Thanks much,
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Offer should have been 'subject to satisfactory survey' in the first place. The extensive teak decking would be my biggest concern.
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Won't you need a survey to obtain an insurance policy? Nice boat.
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Offer should have been 'subject to satisfactory survey' in the first place. The extensive teak decking would be my biggest concern.
The teak decking was replaced in the 1990s and much of the balsa core in the side decks was replaced in 2008.

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Won't you need a survey to obtain an insurance policy? Nice boat.
Probably - we will have to get one done for sure.
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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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