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Lift Keel 30ft Boat??

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Created by valo Two weeks ago, 4 Mar 2019
valo
NSW, 242 posts
4 Mar 2019 6:37PM
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Are there any 30-32ft lift keel boats out there?
I haven't come across any in the last 12 months of looking at boats for sale.
Thanks.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1501 posts
4 Mar 2019 5:45PM
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Hi Valo,
New or second hand good sir?

Donk107
TAS, 2046 posts
4 Mar 2019 6:52PM
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Hi Valo

If you are looking for used and something fast there is the Hobie 33 or a Melges 32

There is one of each in Hobart (not for sale) and they both go pretty well

Regards Don

valo
NSW, 242 posts
4 Mar 2019 6:54PM
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shaggybaxter said..
Hi Valo,
New or second hand good sir?


Second hand around $30k
I want to do some sailing up and sown the coast as well as in Lake Mac. I like the option of anchoring in close to shore if possible.

Thanks Shaggy.

valo
NSW, 242 posts
4 Mar 2019 7:09PM
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Donk107 said..
Hi Valo

If you are looking for used and something fast there is the Hobie 33 or a Melges 32

There is one of each in Hobart (not for sale) and they both go pretty well

Regards Don


Thanks Don.
Looking for a spacious cruiser.
Sorry, should have explained better.
Don't yell at me SirG

Bananabender
QLD, 571 posts
4 Mar 2019 7:05PM
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For around $30 I'd be looking at but perhaps not spacious enough.
tsvboats.com/townsvillebrokers/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/farr-b30-trailerable-cruiser-racer/222994/

SandS
VIC, 5454 posts
4 Mar 2019 8:11PM
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nolex 30

Bananabender
QLD, 571 posts
4 Mar 2019 8:20PM
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Have you thought about a multi like thus
yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-catamarans/snell-easy-10-5/225489

cisco
QLD, 10953 posts
5 Mar 2019 12:31AM
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I am with SandS or a Farrier Trailer Tri.

slammin
QLD, 819 posts
5 Mar 2019 5:53AM
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$30k Nolex? You'd be lucky even with a drop in prices. A 25 with no trailer maybe.

valo
NSW, 242 posts
5 Mar 2019 8:07AM
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Thanks everyone.

I want something that doesn't need too much work.
I found this. I'd jump on it if it had a lifting keel.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1979-swanson-32/OAG-AD-16566759/?_ga=2.60157549.1524663544.1551684366-740488511.1533195908&_gac=1.225399144.1551733088.Cj0KCQiAtvPjBRDPARIsAJfZz0qchKJ25uaSum9n7bF9ykRT1nrQcHDGR7FQ6oyCKvP9AtgvzUVa1-YaAo__EALw_wcB

Has almost EVERYTHING I want!! Just missing a dodger.

SteveTH
4 posts
5 Mar 2019 5:18AM
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There is a Feeling 326 listed on boats-on- line which might suit you. Feelings are French boats with a good reputation in Europe.

Ramona
NSW, 4786 posts
5 Mar 2019 8:53AM
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valo said..
Thanks everyone.

I want something that doesn't need too much work.
I found this. I'd jump on it if it had a lifting keel.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1979-swanson-32/OAG-AD-16566759/?_ga=2.60157549.1524663544.1551684366-740488511.1533195908&_gac=1.225399144.1551733088.Cj0KCQiAtvPjBRDPARIsAJfZz0qchKJ25uaSum9n7bF9ykRT1nrQcHDGR7FQ6oyCKvP9AtgvzUVa1-YaAo__EALw_wcB

Has almost EVERYTHING I want!! Just missing a dodger.


That is a lovely boat. Nice fit out inside, excellent motor and a good windvane. Only thing that would spoil it is a dodger!

Ramona
NSW, 4786 posts
5 Mar 2019 8:59AM
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A few years ago there was a 30 plus footer on a mooring near mine that had just had a few days on the slips. It had a drop keel and a drop rudder and the owner left them up on the mooring. He came down there one day to sail her away to his home port. It was a gusty Westerly and I sat in my cockpit for about 30 minutes watching him trying to catch his boat in his dinghy as it charged about on the courtesy mooring!

sirgallivant
NSW, 1393 posts
5 Mar 2019 10:31AM
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This is the ducks guts although it is out of your league, pricewise.

yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/dick-zaal-zeevink-aluminium-with-centre-board/228610




shaggybaxter
QLD, 1501 posts
5 Mar 2019 9:59AM
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Hi Valo,
Outside OZ, the french and the poms were pretty good at lift keels and have quite a long history with the concept.
What about a Feeling 326? They were different to previous Feelings in the keel swings up more into the hull than a stub on the previous versions, so a shallower draft with keel up.
I know its a little above your price range, but with such a strong buyers market you may be surprised?

yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/feeling-326-shallow-draft/181330



valo
NSW, 242 posts
5 Mar 2019 11:45AM
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That Feeling 326, SteveTH & Shaggy, same one, would be great. However, way out of my price range. Doubt if they would reduce it by half!

valo
NSW, 242 posts
5 Mar 2019 11:48AM
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sirgallivant said..
This is the ducks guts although it is out of your league, pricewise.

yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/dick-zaal-zeevink-aluminium-with-centre-board/228610






Yeah it would -

valo
NSW, 242 posts
5 Mar 2019 11:50AM
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Ramona said..

valo said..
Thanks everyone.

I want something that doesn't need too much work.
I found this. I'd jump on it if it had a lifting keel.

www.boatsales.com.au/boats/details/1979-swanson-32/OAG-AD-16566759/?_ga=2.60157549.1524663544.1551684366-740488511.1533195908&_gac=1.225399144.1551733088.Cj0KCQiAtvPjBRDPARIsAJfZz0qchKJ25uaSum9n7bF9ykRT1nrQcHDGR7FQ6oyCKvP9AtgvzUVa1-YaAo__EALw_wcB

Has almost EVERYTHING I want!! Just missing a dodger.



That is a lovely boat. Nice fit out inside, excellent motor and a good windvane. Only thing that would spoil it is a dodger!


getting out of the weather trumps looks

valo
NSW, 242 posts
5 Mar 2019 11:51AM
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Ramona said..
A few years ago there was a 30 plus footer on a mooring near mine that had just had a few days on the slips. It had a drop keel and a drop rudder and the owner left them up on the mooring. He came down there one day to sail her away to his home port. It was a gusty Westerly and I sat in my cockpit for about 30 minutes watching him trying to catch his boat in his dinghy as it charged about on the courtesy mooring!


My Mate has an Adams 13 drop keel. Loves it! Just don't leave the keel up on the mooring.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1501 posts
5 Mar 2019 10:58AM
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valo said..
That Feeling 326, SteveTH & Shaggy, same one, would be great. However, way out of my price range. Doubt if they would reduce it by half!


Oops! Apologies to SteveTH , I missed that post. Yeah, I re-read the blurb, he seems pretty convinced it's a low ball price already, so scrap that one!

Muzz65
NSW, 64 posts
5 Mar 2019 12:09PM
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What about this? Pretty much ticks the boxes.
yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/freedom-yachts-33-centreboard-cat-ketch/228499

valo
NSW, 242 posts
5 Mar 2019 12:38PM
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That's nice.

No stays to replace.
Only 2 sails to replace instead of a bunch of headsails!

What do you think he means by -
" I hope to find an enthusiastic like-minded sailor who understands the unique characteristics of the Freedom design and who will get as much enjoyment from owning her as I have"

Bananabender
QLD, 571 posts
5 Mar 2019 12:11PM
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valo said..




That's nice.

No stays to replace.
Only 2 sails to replace instead of a bunch of headsails!

What do you think he means by -
" I hope to find an enthusiastic like-minded sailor who understands the unique characteristics of the Freedom design and who will get as much enjoyment from owning her as I have"


I remember when they first came out in the 80's and thought they would be great for coastal cruising and easily handled solo .
Some pretty noteworthy designers have been involved of the years . Holland , Mull, Hoyt etc.
Not sure about unstayed masts in a pumping sea but I suppose you
avoid such. Unique characteristics? Just look at it rigging wise.
For what you want in your price range perfect just make sure you check out the centreboard mechanism for wear and rust .

samsturdy
NSW, 1355 posts
5 Mar 2019 1:19PM
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valo said..




That's nice.

No stays to replace.
Only 2 sails to replace instead of a bunch of headsails!

What do you think he means by -
" I hope to find an enthusiastic like-minded sailor who understands the unique characteristics of the Freedom design and who will get as much enjoyment from owning her as I have"


If you want to get in close to shore try a bilge keeler. It'll stand upright too.

valo
NSW, 242 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 6:46PM
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Found it!
www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/trailer-boats/farr-b30-lift-keel/218603
Now I just have to sell my soul to buy it!
I can keep dreaming though

Bananabender
QLD, 571 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 6:09PM
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valo said..
Found it!
www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/trailer-boats/farr-b30-lift-keel/218603
Now I just have to sell my soul to buy it!
I can keep dreaming though


Mate you could do a deal here.
You don't want the trailer which is worth a few quid so .
1.Offer 28000 and he keeps trailer . ( He could sell for over 5000 )
2. Offer 30ishand sell trailer.
Rigo is nearly due so make sure it is reregistered

Yara
NSW, 797 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 8:42PM
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Bananabender said..

valo said..
Found it!
www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/trailer-boats/farr-b30-lift-keel/218603
Now I just have to sell my soul to buy it!
I can keep dreaming though



Mate you could do a deal here.
You don't want the trailer which is worth a few quid so .
1.Offer 28000 and he keeps trailer . ( He could sell for over 5000 )
2. Offer 30ishand sell trailer.
Rigo is nearly due so make sure it is reregistered


You do want the trailer. Save on slipping, go to windward at 50 knots. However big lifting keels can be more trouble than they are worth.

LooseChange
NSW, 1880 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 8:49PM
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Yara said..

You do want the trailer. Save on slipping, go to windward at 50 knots. However big lifting keels can be more trouble than they are worth.


The cost of owning and maintaining a suitable tow vehicle plus the cost of ownership for the trailer would soon negate any saving on mooring and slipping. Cause you surely aint gonna tow that with ya Holden ute.

Andrew68
VIC, 211 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 10:49PM
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valo said..
Found it!
www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/trailer-boats/farr-b30-lift-keel/218603
Now I just have to sell my soul to buy it!
I can keep dreaming though


That Binks is a real beast. I can't imagine what raising the mast is like.

I particularly liked this one that is a bit more manageable :
yachthub.com/list/boats-for-sale/used/trailer-boats/kaufman-26/212958

A

Sectorsteve
NSW, 1944 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 8:10AM
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valo said..
Found it!
www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/trailer-boats/farr-b30-lift-keel/218603
Now I just have to sell my soul to buy it!
I can keep dreaming though


That things amazing. Right near me too however I'm on my way to the airport. Nz then USA. Looking at boats in the USA. There's some cheap ones there.



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