Good morning Sailneters
Well we are torn between two boats that we are looking at. So I ‘m looking for some general thoughts and comments. Unleash the dogs I can take it you guys can be ruthless!!! We are doing coastal cruising , LIS and new England area. Future axpand to east coast and ?.
Boat #1: ’81 Catalina 30 standard rig, rebuilt in ’97 atomic 4 ( I’m familiar with engine.since I have one in present boat) work done at Old Lyme marina, Ct. , min. electronics vhf, depth, knot, stereo , wheel w/ auto helm, emerg. tiller , cabin top traveler, h/c preasure water, 2 – 20gal water tanks ( one leaks – easy access) 20 gal. fuel, lp stove/ oven, sails excellent condtion – main part.bat. one reef, 150 roller, the unit is and older Furlex or harkin continuous loop furler, a-sem w/ sock, new interior cushions. One big draw back for the wife and I is the MINNAMUL storage. Asking price low teens. Would be an easy move up from our 28 newport and could start sailing right away. What can I say it’s a 30’ Catalina. It’s newer and bigger.
Boat #2: ’73 Ericson 35 MKII, bran new Mitsubishi 25hp diesel 3hrs runnig time, hull completely stripped 5 coats barrier coat, and new awal grip to top of gunwales, min. electronics- vhf, gps, depth, knot, wheel, emerg. Tiller, aft traveler, sails (from written report fair condition), 2- mains part. Bat., 150 hanked (not suited for roller furler), 110 hanked ( could be cut for furler) storm, has a scheefer furller never used., mast- all wire halyards appear in good cond. , standing rig ss wire, appear in good cond. , mast rewired 03, interior all new cushions and bright work, alchol stove / oven, new tankage 40 water, 14 waste, H/C preasure water, lot of storage, wife happy with that,top side needs some work on deck and coach top, has typ. Glecoat hairline cracks for that age, didn’t find any soft spots on deck but owner seys there are a couple small areas on the coach top that are soft. Asking price high 20’s. This has classic lines, very sexy. When all cleaned up it will say WOW! A little more than we wanted to spend but.
I know I need to have a survey/ sea trial done.
Alright have at it, I’m at the mast for my whipping.