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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    It looks pretty good Andrew and I love blackwood. I might buy it myself if I were closer, but I don't really need it. I have sufficient red cedar for a fit out and it's lighter than blackwood too.
    I bought some BW for another job a while ago Peter and I'm worried I havnt got enough.
    I was surprised how light and soft ish it is. Not your usual Aus h'wood. You're right though cedar is prob lighter.
    prob won't last a week on eBay but I'll have another look when I go home again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Not wooden, but out of interest I inspected this flybridge cruiser (glass) last week for a couple who are interested in buying it as a live-aboard/cruiser. The owner supposedly was after about $120k when he was advertising it and knocked back offers of around $80k. But now he’s desperate to sell it because he’s gone west and the marina is costing him so he’s put it to auction.

    The boat is in quite sound condition, good engines, electrics, equipment and genny and really (as far as I could see) only cosmetic work to be done inside and out to cabin veneer panelling, teak deck, trim etc and in desperate need of a clean and antifouling (couldn’t otherwise check the hull, prop and rudder without it out of the water). Some possible work needed where the top of the fuel tanks was starting to look messy, but otherwise a nice solid and honest boat.

    The couple were quite sure that they’d pick it up for about $40k and I told them that I doubted that very much and that it’d be at the very least $60k depending on interest and probably more likely end up around the $80k mark.....anyway they disagreed so I’ve been keeping an eye on the bidding:

    https://marineauctions.nextlot.com/p.../lots/16779695

    With bidding already over $60K their $40K wish is far gone.
    Overall it looks OK, usual issue is a leaking deck seam allowing rot in what is usually a ply deck underneath.
    it will probably go in the 80-90K range.

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    A lot cheaper than an apartment.
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    Seems apt for the weather we're getting.
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    It's WET! About 240 mm over the last week, 65 mm today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    With bidding already over $60K their $40K wish is far gone.
    Overall it looks OK, usual issue is a leaking deck seam allowing rot in what is usually a ply deck underneath.
    it will probably go in the 80-90K range.
    Yes, so I inspected it while it was raining and after it had been bucketing down rain all night and all morning - I was quite surprised that I could only find one tiny leak just behind the anchor locker hatch and in a galley hatch that hadn’t been closed properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpatrol View Post
    I bought some BW for another job a while ago Peter and I'm worried I havnt got enough.
    I was surprised how light and soft ish it is. Not your usual Aus h'wood. You're right though cedar is prob lighter.
    prob won't last a week on eBay but I'll have another look when I go home again.
    There's always this, Andrew:


    https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/heid...nce/1123310331

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    There's some good stuff there ! A few good keels too.



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    Scrumptious.

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    Rain promised, but its went north of us. 5mm in 4 weeks, but it's a late summer.

    Gave the old sailfish a workout on sunday. Good breeze from a convenient direction. She's quick if pushed, quicker than some of the Impulses, and fun when hiking out, but in lighter air sitting on that convex deck, painful to me at least.
    In spite of my restoration in 2013 a few problems arose.....

    Damage report: Pulled rudder fittings from transom: rot.

    Split deck with knee: slipped when gybing.
    Mast glue joint failed completely except except where I’d fixed it previously and where there were fittings: Repairable.
    Comfort report: Painful to sail over an extended time unless you could hike outboard. I tried kneeling, sitting flat, crouching, lying down.

    Conclusion: Quick, fun, awkward.

    I doubt I could sail a full race on her.
    Could do with a lump of Huon for the new transom......

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    Anyone know of someone who would want a 50' cruiser with some history? Changed circumstances and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Unbelievable what's around in sheds, just up the road from home about 15 minutes

    thanks Rick I reckon I'll go to that, should be interesting

    that other lot didn't go Peter

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    So might I, have to clear the calendar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Yes, so I inspected it while it was raining and after it had been bucketing down rain all night and all morning - I was quite surprised that I could only find one tiny leak just behind the anchor locker hatch and in a galley hatch that hadn’t been closed properly
    Then thats encouraging.
    At 0930 the bids are still at $60.5K.
    I guess there is always the dreaded osmosis to consider - at 35 years old and with a load of below waterline undergrowth it could be an issue.
    But the effect of osmosis on selling price is often overstated to hammer down the price. Youll never know until its lifted and scraped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Anyone know of someone who would want a 50' cruiser with some history? Changed circumstances and all that.
    Grantala? How much are you willing to pay?
    IIRC its a lot of work to finish her off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Anyone know of someone who would want a 50' cruiser with some history? Changed circumstances and all that.
    I hope that works out for you, Ian.

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    An old friend, back on Gumtree. This was the boat I proposed to sail around the world in my imaginary entry in the Great Boomerang Challenge.



    Classic Yacht Woolacott design Wooden Sloop "Atarangi",
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    Grantala? How much are you willing to pay?
    IIRC its a lot of work to finish her off.
    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I hope that works out for you, Ian.
    Ha ha.... Yes, it's a lot of work to finish her off. It's a lot of boat though, but I think she'll prove difficult to move. I hesitate to suggest it, but there's lots of portholes and some other bits that would bring in some bucks. Brand new props last time I slipped her too.

    I have toyed with shipping her up to Java and have the work finished there.... but, there's a bit too much on my plate at present.

    Thanks John.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris. View Post
    Then thats encouraging.
    At 0930 the bids are still at $60.5K.
    I guess there is always the dreaded osmosis to consider - at 35 years old and with a load of below waterline undergrowth it could be an issue.
    But the effect of osmosis on selling price is often overstated to hammer down the price. Youll never know until its lifted and scraped.
    No osmosis hen surveyed 3 years ago so anything since then should be reasonably minor and it’s actually reasonably easily repaired anyway - the guy that I was looking at it for is a fibreglasser so that was the least of his concerns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Ha ha.... Yes, it's a lot of work to finish her off. It's a lot of boat though, but I think she'll prove difficult to move. I hesitate to suggest it, but there's lots of portholes and some other bits that would bring in some bucks. Brand new props last time I slipped her too.

    I have toyed with shipping her up to Java and have the work finished there.... but, there's a bit too much on my plate at present.

    Thanks John.
    Good luck with it Ian - the shipping to Java (or Thailand or Vietnam) idea isn’t such a bad one. I understand that you have a lot on your plate, but it may be a good option to advertise it as both as is or as a refitted/turn-key/completed luxury gentleman yacht with a berth in Phuket (or somewhere like that), with the refit only to be done on commitment of the buyer........(and if you need a project manager......).
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    The Randell Rugged ad has disappeared from Gumtree so I am assuming one of the prior offers has been taken up. Joyous day for two parties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemoffatt View Post
    The Randell Rugged ad has disappeared from Gumtree so I am assuming one of the prior offers has been taken up. Joyous day for two parties.
    One party a day is usually enough for me

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    But the second partying is such sweet sorrow.

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    Well this is a bit unusual. I just got a message from the seller of the Rugged, and the ad is visible on Gumtree again! I must be going mad. Quite possible. I searched for the ad earlier to make sure, I even did a listing of all sailing boats on Gumtree in SA and went through them all. Whatever. It's still for sale and we're looking for common free time to inspect.
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    Why?

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    Why what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    No osmosis hen surveyed 3 years ago so anything since then should be reasonably minor and it’s actually reasonably easily repaired anyway - the guy that I was looking at it for is a fibreglasser so that was the least of his concerns.
    The auction closed at $65,000. It's sounding more and more like someone got a pretty good deal - or a cheap home.
    Compared to like boats on sale its a bargain - but then you can never really know by the asking price.

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    Yes a pretty good buy I reckon.
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    Peter, Re my old Seasprite outboard Im passing to the mob in Hobart. Made by or for A. W. Pryor, Brisbane in the between 1946-late '50s.
    Thy also built this

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    That bloke emailed me about the Bukh , he thought i was in Melbourne so was a bit disappointing with where I really am.
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    I've been making a model of the swinging cradle for Masina's new stove. I've just given it to the local marine engineering guy to make up in SS. It'll allow the kettle to be stored under the stove and cups to be placed there when making tea underway. That's the theory. I will report any tea in the bilge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    I've been making a model of the swinging cradle for Masina's new stove. I've just given it to the local marine engineering guy to make up in SS. It'll allow the kettle to be stored under the stove and cups to be placed there when making tea underway. That's the theory. I will report any tea in the bilge.

    Rick
    I’ll be very interested to see it Rick.
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    I'm going to have to try to fit a boat around this one.

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    Flag at half mast here. ..my laptop has died. It had been ailing for a while and this morning it failed resuscitation. I have an old Toshiba that may work.
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