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Old 10-25-2017, 04:17 PM   #21
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Did GH repair the fiberglass?
GH did not do any repairs to the boat whatsoever.
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I'm a little late joining this conversation, but GH did NOT do the fiberglass on that boat. We were considering purchasing it based on the photos, description, and specs; but we learned the work was not done by GH so we took a pass.

We were told by someone in the know that much of the engine room was under water for several weeks, but the repair of the boat did not include any wiring work, even though much was submerged. The engine room was detail cleaned, but that's it.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:16 PM   #23
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I'm a little late joining this conversation, but GH did NOT do the fiberglass on that boat. We were considering purchasing it based on the photos, description, and specs; but we learned the work was not done by GH so we took a pass.

We were told by someone in the know that much of the engine room was under water for several weeks, but the repair of the boat did not include any wiring work, even though much was submerged. The engine room was detail cleaned, but that's it.
Checked YW a couple of days ago and she was no longer listed. Looks like someone took a flyer on her.

Are you the new owner of Silver Queen?
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Looks like Cabana, aka Esmeralda, is now for sale on Craigslist and of course not a word about her hurricane history.

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/...442945965.html
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:49 PM   #25
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Looks like Cabana, aka Esmeralda, is now for sale on Craigslist and of course not a word about her hurricane history.

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/...442945965.html
Priced right at $239.00. A lot of salvage boats hitting the market.
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Priced right at $239.00. A lot of salvage boats hitting the market.
Are you sure it's the same boat?

What if many of us use the contact form for craigslist
and let them know the facts.

I mean what truly is the integrity of the repairs?
Will it withstand a bad choice and in bigger weather
then planned?
Can lives be lost over such repairs?

How would you feel if you bought a trawler as in well maintained almost new condition to only find out it had at one time had giant wholes in it and sea water as high as the galley?

It's probably legal but I question moral.
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Unless you have the manufacture's hull numbers and photographic evidence, stay out of it.
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Unless you have the manufacture's hull numbers and photographic evidence, stay out of it.
Both are readily available.
I just asked some concerned questions
Didnít mean to offend anyone
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Both are readily available.
I just asked some concerned questions
Didnít mean to offend anyone
I am not offended. I am suggesting 'caution'.
We don't want to establish a Go Fund Me page for your bail and legal fees.
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I am not offended. I am suggesting 'caution'.
We don't want to establish a Go Fund Me page for your bail and legal fees.
Lol that's why I was asking .
One needs to be 100 percent certain before
Making a claim.

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Lol that's why I was asking .
One needs to be 100 percent certain before
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Yea, all the Great Harbors look alike. LOL
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Lol that's why I was asking .
One needs to be 100 percent certain before
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I have spoken to all parties involved with this boat by phone - the re-builder, at least one listing broker, original manufacturer, and others.... Cabana is indeed Esmeralda with some amount of post-hurricane refit performed.

All information I have is that the entire engine room was completely submerged. Galley (above engine room) also flooded with enough water to float the refrigerator.

Wiring is the problem here IMHO. It will be fine for a number of years, and may pass an initial survey........until those pesky electrons start lighting up the corrosive properties of saltwater. EVERY wire that was submerged and wicked up the briny stuff should be replaced on that boat. To my knowledge this has not been done. Engine harnesses, genset, inverter, 120VAC --- all of it.

I wouldn't touch that boat for more than $150K, and only then if I was willing to take on the MASSIVE project to replace every piece of copper in it - at a minimum.

Just my humble opinion......
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I have spoken to all parties involved with this boat by phone - the re-builder, at least one listing broker, original manufacturer, and others.... Cabana is indeed Esmeralda with some amount of post-hurricane refit performed.

All information I have is that the entire engine room was completely submerged. Galley (above engine room) also flooded with enough water to float the refrigerator.

Wiring is the problem here IMHO. It will be fine for a number of years, and may pass an initial survey........until those pesky electrons start lighting up the corrosive properties of saltwater. EVERY wire that was submerged and wicked up the briny stuff should be replaced on that boat. To my knowledge this has not been done. Engine harnesses, genset, inverter, 120VAC --- all of it.

I wouldn't touch that boat for more than $150K, and only then if I was willing to take on the MASSIVE project to replace every piece of copper in it - at a minimum.

Just my humble opinion......
Thank for doing the research on this boat. Sounds like it is like a dead skunk in the center of the road, avoid at all cost.
I did think it strange to advertise a boat of this quality on Craigs List. Considering the history of Craigs List, I wonder if the boat comes with a "sailing companion" too.
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Thank for doing the research on this boat. Sounds like it is like a dead skunk in the center of the road, avoid at all cost.
I did think it strange to advertise a boat of this quality on Craigs List. Considering the history of Craigs List, I wonder if the boat comes with a "sailing companion" too.
It was listed with a broker for awhile but the description and equipment list was literally a copy from another N37 that was for sale at the time by the same broker. Perhaps buyers on Craigslist are the types that don't want to pay for a survey and will be completely suckered into this. A neighbor sold his Sea Ray on Boat Trader and the boat sold almost instantly without a survey. In this case, being familiar with the boat and owner, I would have bought it without a survey if an inboard gasser was wanted. The lack of disclosure in the listing on this N37 is the main issue. Certainly, there will be a sucker out there.
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