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TimH
09-20-2003, 02:10 PM
Speaking of the SeaBird Yawl, has anyone seen one in Washington for sale? That would probably make a good inexpensive cruising boat for me :D

http://www.midcoastyacht.com/SeabirdYawl.JPG
http://www.sonic.net/~johnh/Seabird/seabird-lines240.jpg

ishmael
09-20-2003, 02:14 PM
they're pretty darned good, methinks. An older design, but well tested. Where do you want to sail to? I think a keel boat rather than the centerboard.

TimH
09-20-2003, 02:19 PM
I agree. keel over centerboard. I want to just sail around here mostly. Puget Sound, the San Juan islands, maybe Hawaii smile.gif

ishmael
09-20-2003, 02:31 PM
A builder here in Maine, who will go unamed, partly because he slept with my wife(another story, not worth repeating) acquired the rig and all the fittings of a Seabird from the twenties, for peanuts. He built a new boat, but it had the flavor of the twenties. It was for sale in WB for several years at 35 K. Likely a good deal, he's a smart carpenter.

TimH
09-20-2003, 03:00 PM
wow. 35k is a bit expensive for my pocketbook right now. Im looking more at for something cheap.
for that much I could have a brand new Dark Harbor 17 built. Thats what I really want. right now I am just looking for something to fill in the void till I get my DH17 smile.gif

ishmael
09-20-2003, 03:41 PM
I thought it expensive too, until I considered it. Maine cedar over white oak frames, a delicate touch of a good journeyman, old fittings and rig.

He was asking right money for his time, for the boat.

Let's see, $35.000 divided by twenty dollars an hour. Whutzat come to?

TimH
09-20-2003, 06:02 PM
Yes, I agree, if thats his business he needs to make money from it. But the best cruising bang for the buck in that price range would have to be this boat. Not wood, but a traditional and well designed proven offshore boat nonetheless. The Ingrid 38. Here is one for $42k

Ingrid 38 (http://www.bajacaliforniamarine.com/Ingrid38.htm)

ishmael
09-20-2003, 06:18 PM
Ah you should Tim. Maybe not that boat, but you should, smile.gif 'Seabird' would not be my first choice.

The little I've garnered, have a look at Albin Vegas.

[ 09-20-2003, 07:20 PM: Message edited by: ishmael ]

TimH
09-20-2003, 08:42 PM
the reason why that ingrid is so cheap is cause its a long ways downwind from here hehe. I have heard that Albin Vegas are good boats.kinda ugly, but good boats. smile.gif

Chris B
09-27-2003, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by ishmael:
they're pretty darned good, methinks. An older design, but well tested. Where do you want to sail to? I think a keel boat rather than the centerboard.

Chris B
09-27-2003, 12:20 AM
What can you tell me regarding rig? Have one of these I'm rebuilding, could use plans and particulars.

TimH
09-27-2003, 01:46 AM
Chris

http://media5.hypernet.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=002929

[ 09-27-2003, 02:46 AM: Message edited by: TimH ]