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I always thought they were a decent boat.
unfortunately too much draft for where I find myself sailing.
not to mention way over my price range!
 

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fleabay SCAM...
 

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Someone asked:

Q: Hi, Wondering where the boat is? How long has it been out (or in) the water,and what is the status of the engine?

Answer:

A: Engine works very well. No issues

Boat name to me is S/V Suspicious
 

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There are 8 bidders last $15,000 bidder has 303 feedback not exactly a novice to ebay. I didn't like the answer to the question either but so many people today don't read before they respond.
 

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an ebay seller with friends is a common way to do this...a fake auction..creating "buzz" if the buzz doesnt bring in real buyers the auction is called off

happens all the time

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69' Coronado 25
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Bad idea to get caught up in bidding war with a low rating bidder, obviously a fake bidder to keep bumping up the $$$
 
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eBay gets more tire kickers (except you can't kick the tires) in the sailboat section then anywhere else. Sometimes they go three and four times. Men with dreams at night.

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
T. E. Lawrence
 

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All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
T. E. Lawrence
Been there, done that...
 

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The boat looks like it needs work, although it's subtle in the photographs.

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- Rust weeping from boomkin
- The lower half of 2 chainplates on the port side appear to be missing
- Port side of the rudder looks odd, like there are blisters or damage repair
- Starboard side headliner looks wavy, like there has been a poor paint job or loose liner. This shows up in a few areas.
- Starboard side electrical socket is shady, calls quality of the wiring into question
- Are those teak decks screwed in?

There are a lot of areas missing from the pictures, I'd be concerned about making any kind of bid on it without seeing it first hand. I always liked Westsail 32s and considering their resale value, this one could be a good investment with work, but how much is the question. The BoatAngel one that sold a few months ago for $7k was, IMO, in better shape (although less complete inside) than this one is. I still kick myself for not buying that one.

The missing lower portions of the chainplates really raise some interesting questions.
 
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