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    Default Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    Seems like it has a few needs, but it's a free Blanchard Senior...

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...532945175.html

    I have been looking for a little cruising sailboat, but I think I need to avoid temptation here. Someone must want it though!
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    Default Re: Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    One of my favorite boats, but I will pass
    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    Default Re: Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    It's a fire sale on Blanchard Seniors right now. This one seems rather better than the first one, if still with some needs. At least this one floats. The seller is asking $1,000 but it could be free to a good home...

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...534769190.html

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    Default Re: Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    I do love the BJK seniors. They really weren’t meant to last this long.
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    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    Default Re: Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    When I bought mine in in 1974, I complained because the marina on Lake Union raised the slip from $7.50/mo to $15/mo. By the time I sold it in the late ‘80s, moorage had climbed to about $80/mo. Now a slip for a ‘free’ BSK is about $6-700/mo. What young dreamer can afford that, regardless of their energy to restore it?

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    Default Re: Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    that there is the problem Ron

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    Default Re: Free Blanchard Senior Knockabout on Seattle CL

    I don't disagree. Moorage rates in Seattle are unaffordable for anyone not making a tech salary of the equivalent around here. I don't think it's quite $600-$700/month though. A slip at Shilshole would be a bit over $400/month for a 26' boat. Still not cheap, but a little further out there are still inexpensive options. You could moor a BSK at Des Moines marina for under $250/month. That's not quite latte money but it's not entirely out of step with the rest of the cost of owning a boat that size. Edmonds is a bit more, at a little over $300. Our friends who have Savona keep her at the Bremerton Yacht Club and they pay something like $500 *a year* for a 40' slip.

    So I'm not sure whether the problem is specifically that moorage is too expensive for young dreamers, or that Seattle is. But that's is a different problem to solve.
    - Chris

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    Life is short. Go boating now!

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