Recent content by Blowboat

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    Looking at a boat...that sank!

    Yea, that is kinda what I understood. I expected it then to have a salvage, or some kind of phrase, title. Owner says nothing different about title. But... that is certainly on my list to check on if we keep looking at this boat.
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    Looking at a boat...that sank!

    Yea, your story sounds just like what he told me ..which is good! . I think for various reasons they scrapped their retirement sailing plans and have moved down to NC near children. Health issues have led to selling the boat. I know it was built by Young Sun... interestingly, we almost bought...
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    Looking at a boat...that sank!

    Yea, I believe Lake Ontario is correct! I think the wiring is a big concern for me. When he told me the sinking story I was both concerned and surprised. Concerned on what it might mean...but honestly surprised at how good it looked. I understand about hidden areas and issues hiding there.
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    Looking at a boat...that sank!

    I have looked at some Hunter, and similar boats online, and have talked with some of the sellers, but nothing yet in our wheelhouse. As a woodworker...I am also a sucker for beautiful wood on a boat!
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    Looking at a boat...that sank!

    Good morning! I hope some of you can share your thoughts. My wife and I have had two sailboats, both trailerable and in the 21-22 foot range. While we have been without a boat for the 10-12 years, our kids are grown and out of school so we are ready to look for another boat. We want on in...
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    San Juan 28

    Thanks, Ken! I appreciate you sharing your experience.
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    San Juan 28

    Yea, found a few things but not like I don't other boats. Thought I'd reach out and see if anyone has thoughts or opinions.
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    San Juan 28

    As my wife and I continue our rather low key boat search...trying to decide on timing and stuff...I came across a San Juan 28 I'm not really familiar with these boats and honestly, I would say I'm not finding a whole lot of information about them. Can anyone share some info on these boats? We...
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    Looking at an O'Day 34

    Thanks everyone for your comments...they are very helpful. It seems this is not the boat for us...made especially clear when we received word that the owners had accepted an offer! But I'm ok with that. Like the boat...but had some concerns... we'll keep looking!
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    Looking at an O'Day 34

    Thanks Richard! Based on location, it looks like the likely water leak was from some stations. I know they did rebed those. The stove, and heater, are propane. And I the cockpit, honestly mybwife sat in the cockpit more than I did...so, I'll have to check it out later. There were also two or...
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    Looking at an O'Day 34

    The keel bolts I saw looked great
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    Looking at an O'Day 34

    David ..it is. I haven't had a chance to PM you yet ..
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    Looking at an O'Day 34

    My wife and I, after having had two 22' trailer sailors, have started our search for a mid-30' range sailboat. Our intended use will be to spend the weekends on (likely marina most of the time) while also doing some overnight trips and a week or two during the year. We live near the coast in...
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    Worth a look...or just run away

    Thanks everyone! You have both confirmed my gut feeling and given good advice. We will relax and not rush in to our reentry into sailing. I know, and I appreciate the reminder, that in my woodworking shop settling for something typically leads to some buyers remorse. Maybe I can get...
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    Worth a look...or just run away

    OK, so my wife and I are in the early stages of looking for a boat. It is likely a couple of years away, unless we come across a really good deal. So, today I came across an add for a1983 O'Day 28. Because of travel plans (new grandbaby to meet) we can't even think about seeing the boat for...