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1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

So tempted to have a look at her. I mean, she's gorgeous, but also has an 80 yr old diesel, and who else knows. Thoughts?

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Re: 1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

Beautiful boat , looks like someone has been keeping up with the maintenance . Although not the same boat , it reminded me of Bogie's S&S boat . Buy it , what could go wrong ?

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Re: 1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

it's had over 3,000 hits it's 80 years old for $12,000 almost guaranteed the pictures showing or not the pictures of its actual condition. If your close, go take a look!

Wooden boats of that type and age are very likely to have rotten keel timber deadwood, stem, sternpost, transom and where the ribs meet at the keel the "floors" which are triangular pieces of wood not the "sole" (, which people call the floor). Additionally suspect everything, including keel bolts and fastenings throughout,.
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Re: 1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

That is beautiful boat in the pictuses but you can bet that the boat in the picture is not the same boat today or did they just paint the bottom for the new buyer?Does it come with the pickup truck with the sign on the tailgate. the tailgate says it all.

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Re: 1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

What everyone else has said. At 72 years old, it probably needs, ribs rudder, keel bolts, fastenings, Deadwood, some planking, floor timbers, deck frames, maybe a new rig and engine. having restored a 40 year old wooden boat, based on my experience, you can almost build a boat easier than own that one. Also, It's also not a cutter.

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Re: 1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

Are you sure, Jeff? It looks like there is rigging for a staysail in the spinnaker picture.
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Re: 1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

Why would you be interested in a boat with such a huge and obvious lie in the ad?

It shows a very nice boat but the price is $12,000. So the price is wrong or the ad doesn't contain disclaimers for its actual condition, and/or the photos are old and not representing condition. And then there's the cutter bit... I'll back Jeff...

If someone blatantly lies to me in the advertisement then there's no way I am going to be suckered in to look at it.

If you think that the boat is in that condition and we'll found, then get on the bus with your wallet.

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Re: 1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

does look like it has a second forestay mounted after of the bow.

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Re: 1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

Depends upon what you want. Some people buy and restore old cars, and take them to car meets where they can show them off. They donít commute to work in them.
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Re: 1947 Bermuda Cutter, a deal or a massive headache?

Beautiful pics, +1 for all skepticism above. But wouldn't it be great if she was like new?

Park her the back yard and use her for mancave?
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