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Old 12-10-2009, 10:55 AM   #41
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:51 AM   #42
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Ok, when you say you rebuilt a boat, you meant exactly that! Nice job. Hope you are starting to enjoy it a bit. You deserve it.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:16 PM   #43
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Thanks,
* She is one of a kind. Would I do It again?* I dunno* I love working on her Carpentry, Fiberglass, 12 volt*Electrical, Plumbing, hydraulics.*I put her together for where and when I use her. She is Perfect for the Alaskan waters of Prince William Sound. Great for 2 or 3 guys But I solo a lot. What I now have is a new boat. Every system on her is new or rebuilt. From the lights on the tower to the thru hulls I know every inch of her and the big part,**how to effect repair. I did things mostly out of pocket. i.e. when I could afford the supplies. I couldn't count the hours spent. *ebay is a great resource.* As well as Home depot and Lowes.
If you do take on the project. Figgure how many hours the job will take convert that to days then multiply by a factor of 10 that should put you close. It's a labor of love for sure.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:10 AM   #44
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Well, this is it. Got news from the broker this morning. The owner came back with a final counter offer. We were $2,000 apart. I said no deal. Given all the issues with this boat, I figured it had to be a real deal for me to get into the project. I probably saved myself a lot of trouble anyway.

Yes, lots of boat out there. Now if I could just find the one I'm looking for!

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Old 12-11-2009, 11:34 AM   #45
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Your earlier comment about where you are located. I wouldn't let that stand in your way to much. *If you can get the right price.* A sound hull and motor That needs some cosmetics.** Someone to crew with you. *South Florida Is said to have some great deals. *Refrence FF.* Cash talks.***Imagine the journey home. I would sign on for at least one leg of the trip.
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:42 PM   #46
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Cant believe someone would let a persepctive buyer walk away over 2 grand in this economy. Don't be surprised ifyour broker calls you back.!
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:30 AM   #47
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Cant believe someone would let a persepctive buyer walk away over 2 grand in this economy. Don't be surprised ifyour broker calls you back.!
I was surprised too. But I have to say I negociated pretty hard so I guess the owner*reached his limit. I'm guessing he thinks he can get a few more bucks in the Spring IF he finds a buyer ready to spend the next 2-3 years renovating the boat. Not many people are ready to undertake such a project and the fact the boat has been on the market since last Spring only proves my point... He should have jumped on the offer and get it over it before Christmas. We'll see if he calls back next week. Meanwhile I found a couple of other interesting boats further south. To be continued!


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Old 12-12-2009, 09:29 AM   #48
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I'm guessing he thinks he can get a few more bucks in the Spring


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He must have free moorage, no insurance, *and plan to do zero maintenance. If you can wait till Summer you may be able to get it for far less than you have already offered.

It is almost funny to watch some of these sales. I don't know how many times I have seen an owner turn down a very good early offer only to pay moorage and maintenance for the next year or two*only to sell the boat for about half the original offer.
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Old 12-13-2009, 10:39 AM   #49
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Totally agree RickB!!!
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #50
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John* --* My answer to the $2K turn down : We who own boats are not normally rational. Of course the same could be said for owners of Bonanzas, polo ponies and ski condos

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Old 12-14-2009, 05:34 PM   #51
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Well, we finally closed the deal! I offered $1,000 more this morning and the broker came back with a positive answer. I now have a boat.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:48 PM   #52
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Congrats! I remember the feelingI encourage you to get her safe, then alternate between work and play. I tend to enjoy the maintenance more than play sometimes. Turns out the crew doesn't always share my passion.
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Congrats!!! I hope you can make her all you want her to be!!!!
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Congrats!!! I hope you can make her all you want her to be!!!!
*So do I! It will take a lot of effort but I'm up for it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #55
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I spent six years restoring my Marine Trader 34 (Recored the decks, recored much of the house, rebuilt many of the rotted out cabinets, replaced the fuel tanks, rewired much of the boat, etc. etc.) It has been in the water two years now and I am still working on it, hope to finish it before I die LOL

There's a great group on Yahoo dedicated to CHB's that are the same boat, plenty of really smart people there who can help.

If you have any questions I'd be happy to help. My phone number is on my company website at Moose WorldWide Digital - experts in global software / web development services for the digital interactive market

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I spent six years restoring my Marine Trader 34 (Recored the decks, recored much of the house, rebuilt many of the rotted out cabinets, replaced the fuel tanks, rewired much of the boat, etc. etc.) It has been in the water two years now and I am still working on it, hope to finish it before I die LOL

There's a great group on Yahoo dedicated to CHB's that are the same boat, plenty of really smart people there who can help.

If you have any questions I'd be happy to help. My phone number is on my company website at Moose WorldWide Digital - experts in global software / web development services for the digital interactive market

Best Regards and Good Luck!

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I've spent the last 20 years restoring my MT34 and only have about 20 more years to go.

Welcome to the madness. Here, have some Kool-Aid.
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Welcome to the madness. Here, have some Kool-Aid.
Hello Al
We meet on yet another forum! Eventually, I'll have built a completely new boat except for the hull, and the Lehman, and then I can start at the beginning again.

The nice thing is that there isn't one inch of the boat I do not know by heart.

The bad thing is, when I go to sell it, people will go "Oh, Marine Trader? That's WAY too much money. What about this one selling for 1/3 of what you are asking?"

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Hello Al
We meet on yet another forum! Eventually, I'll have built a completely new boat except for the hull, and the Lehman, and then I can start at the beginning again.

The nice thing is that there isn't one inch of the boat I do not know by heart.

The bad thing is, when I go to sell it, people will go "Oh, Marine Trader? That's WAY too much money. What about this one selling for 1/3 of what you are asking?"

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Welcome to the madness. Here, have some Kool-Aid.

Haha. I drank the Kool Aid three years ago. My 1984 43' MT has a beautiful hull and interior teak. Luckily the PO replaced all the window. It took me a full season to track down all the little leaks but eventually got it done. Surprisingly The head liners are not stained or discolored anywhere. Most of the leaks were around windows and some paneling had to be replace. The teak/holly floring is lovely. For her age she looks great and we entertain 12 or more people at a time on our spacious sun deck. I have made many repairs/improvements to plumbing and electrical systems and the current (and largest) project this winter is all new cutlass bearings and SS prop shafts/couplings. Hoping this summer will be mostly fun and games and less work.
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Ditto, just replaced some wood and cleaned up one of my windows. Much more to do over time...
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