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We just purchased a 1983 OI 416 and are absolutely happy with our decision. All boats have compromises…you have to decide which ones you can live with. This boat provides all the storage, tankage and comforts you would look for in a liveaboard, but at the cost of some performance. Be honest with yourself….what are you actually going to be doing with the boat you purchase.
 

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Great info CF! Regarding #2-Corrosion at mast step...this seems to be a common building practice with several of the builders in FL (Morgan, Irwin, Endeavour, etc.). It is my intention to have this addressed with an insulator between the two.

So far we have enjoyed the 416 which seems to be more of a home than a camper. We like the fact we can keep clothes in the lockers, linens on the bunks and sealed food in the galley. Our previous boat (Irwin Citation 39') just did not have the storage and most gear was constantly moved between the settees and v-berth.

Our intention is to eventually move aboard and head for more southern latitudes. As with any boat, there is always a list of things to address. This is definitely the perfect platform for what we are trying to do.
 
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