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Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:56 pm
by wully
Been onboard looking at boats for sale recently and am astonished at what some folk think a manky, worn out, run down, smelly relic is worth...

Lockers crammed with mouldering scottish excrement, sticky galley surfaces, greasy rusty corroded engines, stained upholstery, droopy headlining, filthy rust stained bilges, minging toilets, cabins reeking of dog with cast of fur in evidence...

Only one boat was actually clean inside.

It's going to be a long hunt...

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:04 pm
by cpedw
So you've not seen Blue Shift yet then?
Back on the market after osmosis discovery. Planning to get that fixed ourselves but if you want to offer a price with osmosis treatment adjustment, I'm all ears. Or hang on till it's been done.
Derek

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:46 pm
by pagoda
wully wrote:Been onboard looking at boats for sale recently and am astonished at what some folk think a manky, worn out, run down, smelly relic is worth...

Lockers crammed with mouldering scottish excrement, sticky galley surfaces, greasy rusty corroded engines, stained upholstery, droopy headlining, filthy rust stained bilges, minging toilets, cabins reeking of dog with cast of fur in evidence...

Only one boat was actually clean inside.

It's going to be a long hunt...


We looked at a few boats at Largs, nominally quite decent on paper. Nobody appears to put any effort into them once they are for sale?. Mouldy green decks /fittings/ropes. One looked like a squat. Dirty sleeping bags, beer bottles lying around, unwashed curry in the sink, heads full & blocked ..Unbelievable!
The sort of place you stick to the floor with every step. Ugh.

Finding something decent is not going to be easy.

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:47 pm
by claymore
What are you after Wull? I would have thought yer Eclipse would meet all your needs.....

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:02 pm
by wully
claymore wrote:What are you after Wull? I would have thought yer Eclipse would meet all your needs.....


Meets all current needs admirably but a life of idle debauchery such as your good self enjoys financed by years of hard graft ( in my case at least) is beckoning.

The Eclipse 33 is a perfect boat for us for local cruising over the short term in the balmy west coast of Scotland but lacks the legs and victualling capacity for longer range, longer duration jaunts. A 5 bottle drinks locker with a Gordons gin bottle shaped holder was obviously designed for fowk of less refined tastes and appetites..

So, new boatie will be at least 3 feet longer but no more than 40 ft. Will have moderate draft. Will not require climbing over ones pillows to get into bed. Will have a sheltered steering position. Will not be some modern, fat ar5€d flimsy, square IKEA furnished, twin wheeled , bouncy decked, slab sided AWB..
And will have a drinks cabinet of sufficient capacity that it will survive a visit on board of your good self.

The final point may prove difficult to achieve...

Suggestions for what mah new wee boatie will / should be greatfuly received- as long as they don't start with Halberg Rassy...

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:31 pm
by aquaplane
You have probably considered an Eclipse 38 already?

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:14 pm
by wully
aquaplane wrote:You have probably considered an Eclipse 38 already?



Yes, but No.

The layout doesn't suit. ( bog layout does not make sense) Being as rare as rocking horse $h1t they are pricey and will need a significant spend to bring up to standard.

The one in JWD was looked at.

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:55 pm
by sahona
There is an interesting looking twin-engined voyager 40 sitting in Tarbert (LF) which I believe was coming on the market.
Yes, here it is, fair chunk out of the pension potty though- http://yachts.apolloduck.co.uk/boats.ph ... 44&mi=3868

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:39 am
by Nick
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That Voyager looks a nice boat if you can afford the diesel, but she doesn't seem to have any method of steering . . .

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:37 am
by Gardenshed
"manoeuverability provided by the twin Volvo 2003T 43 HP engines and a bow-prop"

who needs steering?

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:51 pm
by wully
Twin engines? No thanks.

Twin Vulva 2003 turbos? Definitely not, that's just double trouble.

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:06 pm
by claymore
Get Telo to let you have a go on his Vancouver

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:54 pm
by wully
claymore wrote:Get Telo to let you have a go on his Vancouver


Hmmmm...
Was think more like

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Or in the real world

https://goo.gl/images/PQslrP

Re: Delusional boat sellers

Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:24 pm
by Telo
I quite fancied the look of this one which looked reasonably priced until the brexiters buggered up the pound - http://www.devalk.nl/en/yachtbrokerage/ ... ER-43.html. Incidentally there has been another price drop.....

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I spoke to the yard, but didn't visit as really too big for us.