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Re: CS 36T in FL, good deal? First Buy

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THe CS-36T is a GREAT boat. Not a ton of interior room for a 36 footer, and no swim platform would bug me, but otherwise incredibly well built, with nice appointments.

Cracks in the keel, which is bolted on lead, the problematic Westerbeake 33 (Google "Westerbeake 33 Piston Failures") with a V-drive, and the name are my main causes for concern. I would inspect the bilge with a fine toothed comb. Lead should not crack, and I seriously doubt that retorquing the keel will fix it. Dropping the keel will be an expensive proposition. Naming a boat "Neptun," or "Poesido," is just asking for trouble.
Suspect the cracks referred to are fairing compound at the joint. If they are truly in the keel this is a walk-away.

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And there is the Jimmy Buffett album cover in the salon, showing a sunken boat. The current owner's philosophy must be to spit in the face of fate and embrace every possible curse. He probably sets sail late on Fridays, carries bananas on board, and kills albatrosses.
And not just once! Note that this is "Neptun IV", so this ain't the first time he's taunted the gods. Gotta be a good story there about how he got that name (and why he kept it)....
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Florida is a huge buyers market - especially July- September - no need to overpay, sounds like it could use a fair amount of work - offer $30K and don't budge - subject to survey - if you can't get a good deal - walk away - there are tons of available boats here.
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And not just once! Note that this is "Neptun IV", so this ain't the first time he's taunted the gods. Gotta be a good story there about how he got that name (and why he kept it)....
There was a boat around here named Blue Ur. It had been Blue Turtle but the vinyl letters peeled off and the owner like the new name better. When that boat got wrecked and he bought another he named it Blue Ur also.

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.... Naming a boat "Neptun," or "Poesido," is just asking for trouble.
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And there is the Jimmy Buffett album cover in the salon, showing a sunken boat. The current owner's philosophy must be to spit in the face of fate and embrace every possible curse. He probably sets sail late on Fridays, carries bananas on board, and kills albatrosses.
CS 36 = Great and solid boat.

But for the reasons above even if you like the price, totally forget about it - move on as these are extremely valid reasons to pass on this otherwise great boat - they are serious causes for concern. Gimme a break!
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The boat has been repowered. CS36T's of this vintage (early eighties) had Westerbekes but as far as I know they were all "V" drives, not direct drives as listed in the specs.

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The boat has been repowered. CS36T's of this vintage (early eighties) had Westerbekes but as far as I know they were all "V" drives, not direct drives as listed in the specs.
Most likely a broker that does not know what a V-drive is. That would be most of them.

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I have looked at a boat for sale named "Sunken Treasure"... did a double face palm and moved on...

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Re: CS 36T in FL, good deal? First Buy

The Graphics on the stern are not Vinyl. They have been airbrushed and while it can be removed, it will be a long and tedious process that will damage the gelcoat unless you are extremely careful. In the process you may upset Neptun ????? the sea god of who knows what. Perhaps he is Neptune's long lost cousin in which case ... no worries dude.
When you say a couple of states away are you talking inland or on the coast. Delivery by water gonna be much better than over land unless of course you're thinking about doing it in prime hurricane season like anytime between now and the middle of October. Take your time dude, this boat ain't going nowhere fast!
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The boat has been repowered. CS36T's of this vintage (early eighties) had Westerbekes but as far as I know they were all "V" drives, not direct drives as listed in the specs.
The picture in the listing shows a V-drive.
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