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Created by theselkie > 9 months ago, 21 Nov 2018
MichaelR
NSW, 780 posts
3 Feb 2020 3:40PM
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Chris 249 said..I've spent a few weekends sailing in Sydney recently. One thing I notice is that while most boats these days are big and shiny, late in the afternoons when the huge stinkboats have gone home, one sees scruffy old production yachts of 25 feet or so heading out. Almost all of them look rough. Most are not well sailed. They seem to be used by guys about 40-50, normally sailing alone, who don't look particularly affluent.

I've got a suspicion that these guys would not have thought they could have afforded a boat a while back, but now that mooring minders are going cheap as chips they have been able to afford their dreams. They may never have sailed, but may have spent decades wishing they could. Now those boats are getting used, and their new owners (if that's what's happening) are realising their dreams. It's wonderful, if true.


I think you're on the money. 11 years ago, I was in the same situation, the bride thought boats were too expensive to buy and maintain. So I bought a reasonable Top Hat for $10k. It's probably not worth half that now, because while it's no worse than it was when we got it, it's not been improved that much either. Just maintained. So far, we've not spent more than another $13k in 10 years including insurance/mooring/slipping.

She's been from Pittwater to Lake Macquarie a few times, to Sydney a few times and whilst she's still slow, the view at the cocktail hour is the same as yours, or anyone elses.... We're on the water and that's what counts, especially if you don't have a lot of spare to splash around.

Yara
NSW, 960 posts
3 Feb 2020 4:39PM
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AzureF305 said..
Nice to be sure, and a good fit out, but I just gotta know one thing - how does an engine fitted 17 odd years ago get called new? Surely new implies zero or minimum hours? or did I just read it wrong.


This is typical broker speak. If the engine was replaced from the 40+ year old original, then it is "new".

Hobbes99
7 posts
3 Feb 2020 7:16PM
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It's beautiful though I wouldn't like the maintenance.
yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/-sunstone-classic-s-s-40-design-1786/237081

dreamerdwnunder
VIC, 9 posts
3 Feb 2020 11:09PM
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Isbjorn said..

Chris 249 said..








I've spent a few weekends sailing in Sydney recently. One thing I notice is that while most boats these days are big and shiny, late in the afternoons when the huge stinkboats have gone home, one sees scruffy old production yachts of 25 feet or so heading out. Almost all of them look rough. Most are not well sailed. They seem to be used by guys about 40-50, normally sailing alone, who don't look particularly affluent.

I've got a suspicion that these guys would not have thought they could have afforded a boat a while back, but now that mooring minders are going cheap as chips they have been able to afford their dreams. They may never have sailed, but may have spent decades wishing they could. Now those boats are getting used, and their new owners (if that's what's happening) are realising their dreams. It's wonderful, if true.



Well that describes me lol.. Mid fifties never sailed lol looking for an old boat.. (probably going to stay a dream but heck it's fun)


50 must be the magic number. Sailed once or twice 25 years ago. It's like riding a bike right? :) now fortunately can think about buying a cheap yacht, and potentially having the time to take it out every so often.

Ramona
NSW, 5450 posts
4 Feb 2020 4:28PM
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www.ebay.com.au/itm/GibSea-422-Master-Yacht/274224726169?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


This just might be one of those really good deals if this come off. The winning bidder bid once!

Isbjorn
26 posts
4 Feb 2020 3:44PM
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Top one sold,, The blue one is close to home lol..
I even found this little write up on her

www.gwhizz.com.au/friends/umzimkulu-2-david-leslie/

SV Wavesong
QLD, 18 posts
4 Feb 2020 6:19PM
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Ramona said..
www.ebay.com.au/itm/GibSea-422-Master-Yacht/274224726169?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


This just might be one of those really good deals if this come off. The winning bidder bid once!


How much did it sell for??

Hobbes99
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4 Feb 2020 4:31PM
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SV Wavesong said..

Ramona said..
www.ebay.com.au/itm/GibSea-422-Master-Yacht/274224726169?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


This just might be one of those really good deals if this come off. The winning bidder bid once!



How much did it sell for??


$37,600.

AzureF305
NSW, 160 posts
4 Feb 2020 7:49PM
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Isbjorn said..




Top one sold,, The blue one is close to home lol..
I even found this little write up on her

www.gwhizz.com.au/friends/umzimkulu-2-david-leslie/


This is a real bargain! I'm 450m from GFS, and I often see Umzimkulu racing, or returning from the harbour. She's a great looking boat, well kept and well sailed. The write-up used the term "indecently fast". It is.

Ramona
NSW, 5450 posts
6 Feb 2020 9:43AM
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Lovely boat if you have lots of friends. Draft might be a limitation for a lot of people. Check out that saildrive!

yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/davidson-52-exceptional-racer-cruiser-highly-competitive/243051

sydchris
NSW, 300 posts
6 Feb 2020 10:46AM
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Ramona said..
Lovely boat if you have lots of friends....


I looked at that back in 2011. At that time the asking price was $335,000 "Firm". Times change....

All@Sea
TAS, 149 posts
6 Feb 2020 9:11PM
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"The Dr" has been a stalwart on the river (and beyond) for as long as I can remember - at least 35 years. Always in absolutely immaculate condition, and despite her conservative rig, still extremely quick. At that price shes being given away, and they do cruise/deliver short handed. I hope she stays local.

r13
NSW, 194 posts
6 Feb 2020 10:00PM
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Dr Who and Starlight Express have got to be in the top 10 of Laurie D's designs.......he the most naturally gifted yacht designer ever..........and the builder McGaffin did them solid to last so long and for a lot longer..............

yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/davidson-55/130745

www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11884944

So Laurie did the legendary (among so many others) Cav28 and 37, 1/2 tonner Waverider, Pendragon, TP52s, Americas Cup boats........

AzureF305
NSW, 160 posts
14 Feb 2020 12:43PM
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We've had a little rain around Sydney lately....

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3460082554062671&id=100001828813340

sparau
QLD, 35 posts
14 Feb 2020 11:43PM
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AzureF305 said..
We've had a little rain around Sydney lately....

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3460082554062671&id=100001828813340


Hard chine with good volume aft certainly making the most of volume for length but steel rather than lead ballast is off putting.

cisco
QLD, 11535 posts
15 Feb 2020 1:18AM
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That is a Brit built boat with a Mk 1 rig. If any yacht is bullet proof (60 knot bullets) it has to be one of them.
If it is as good as it looks with newish sail and rig it could be worth a punt.
Subtract what she needs from the price and you might get it for $20k.

Fifty years on and a good S&S 34 is still relevant.

Ramona
NSW, 5450 posts
15 Feb 2020 8:47AM
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This is the SS34 Yemaya that sailed out from San Francisco by Linda a bit over 12 months ago. This is an Aquafibre hull from the same mould as Edward Heath's "Morning Cloud". The interior is exactly the same. These were the original SS34 mass produced boats and are considerably lighter than the Australian versions and all had keel stepped masts.

The Boat's Story (from Linda Pasquariello 2013) Lina II (hull 63) was built for M. Dentraygues of France by Auqafibre (U.K)in 1970. At some point she was sold to Jean Paul Lambrechts of Nieuport Belgium. He sailed her via the Panama Canal and arrived in San Francisco in 1986. She was purchased by Pacific Marine Foundation of Bellingham W.A in April 2003. Then she was purchased by Simon Golledge in 2003 and moved to Los Angeles. In 2012 I purchased Lina II and renamed her Yemaya. I moved her back to San Francisco to refit her and get ready to take her on a singlehanded voyage of the world.

Full details here. www.ss34.org/index.php/directory/linaii/

In my opinion these are the pick of the SS34's and if I didn't have a very capable yacht already this would be my choice. Photo is Linda sailing off Hawaii.



r13
NSW, 194 posts
17 Feb 2020 12:33PM
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Supposedly a Holland 25......I can't see it. Must be a one off 1/4 tonner someone designed and built.

yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/holland-25/244055

Ramona
NSW, 5450 posts
18 Feb 2020 7:57AM
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Lifting keel would put me off!

Jode5
QLD, 761 posts
18 Feb 2020 8:01AM
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Ramona said..




Lifting keel would put me off!


It's a big plus if you live in Queensland.

Ramona
NSW, 5450 posts
18 Feb 2020 9:07AM
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Jode5 said..

Ramona said..






Lifting keel would put me off!



It's a big plus if you live in Queensland.


Not if your a pensioner and concerned with running costs.

BlueMoon
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18 Feb 2020 12:16PM
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Yeah , knew the previous owner who looks after all his boats well. I would have liked to have bought it a couple of years ago when he sold it, but didn't have time for it, still don't unfortunately. Nice boat, draft a tad too deep for me, but wouldn't be a deal-breaker.

Magpieuser
QLD, 2 posts
19 Feb 2020 9:19AM
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Has been for sale for probably 18 months. Broker was highly arrogant about making any kind of offer when it was $129,000. Said the owner wouldn't take a cent less........



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