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    10 months of winter, 8 weeks of bad skating
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  1. KC64000

    Cruising Sailboat Partnership

    "shotgun" clause - if you want to buy out the partners, then they can buy you out for the same price. Prevents low-balling. Figure out a "value" for maintenance hours - in case you have one partner who has money but no time or skills and vice versa.
  2. ancient outboard is ok if properly cared for (replaced engine oil annually, gear oil regularly, new spark plugs, only used premium - no ethanol - fuel). a teak-looking deck on a Melges 24...that could be interesting. just need to add a bbq and it's a mini-swan.
  3. take a look at the "other" equipment and whether they are the same: - motor (how old, maintained?) - electronics (tacktick, velocitek, etc) - hiking pads, 3rd hands on the shrouds, carbon wear plates - seadeck - travel covers, mast up cover (age? - the summer cover wear out pretty quickly in the sun, winter/travel covers are much thicker) - trailer (rebuilt bearings, new tires, multiple dock boxes, lights checked)
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    Melges 20 - Monster Garage project

    hull # 169 is ~10 years old. if it has the old Audi sticker, it could have been there a while in the open.
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    Melges 20 - Monster Garage project

    Estimated retail value is USD33k??? I would start at 1k - how long has it been sitting outside? it's been stripped of all parts and you don't know what internal damage has occurred. this is definitely a boat that has been raced hard and put away wet.
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    Foul weather gear

    these guys: Mustang Survival https://mustangsurvival.com/collections/flotation-clothing/products/deluxe-anti-exposure-coverall-and-worksuit-ms2175 keeps you warm and dry. cheaper than a dry suit assuming you are not planning on going swimming.....
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    CS36, C&C 33-2, Ericson 35-3, Cal 33-2...

    Same situation. Have patience - I think there will be more boats for sale as we get closer to haulout.
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    Express 30

    since it was built in the 1980's in Canada, it is unlikely to have been assessed. Based upon info from Sailboat data, it looks to be a Category C, maybe Category B. I'm not sure I would want to be in a 30' boat in Category A conditions. It could probably do Category B...take a look at the thread below. https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/express-30-killing Capsize Screening Formula (CSF): Designed to determine if a boat has blue water capability. The CSF compares beam with displacement since excess beam contributes to capsize and heavy displacement reduces capsize vulnerability. The boat is better suited for ocean passages (vs coastal cruising) if the result of the calculation is 2.0 or less. The lower the better. the rating assigned for CSF is 1.99.
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    Express 30

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    Wire failure behind halyard lock ball

    I know it's a pain. Replacing the halyard means dropping and taking apart the mast. Also take a look at the sheave at the top and bottom of the mast to see if the wire is getting pinched.
  11. KC64000

    Wire failure behind halyard lock ball

    Have you looked at the lock in the mast to see if the wire is bending over the lock or getting pinned/trapped when locked? Never had a failure there on my Melges 20 halyard.
  12. KC64000

    Buy my Viper

    Boats are selling fast. My Melges 20 sold in 3 weeks after listing with a broker.
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    Everyone is buying boats...

    Listed my Melges 20 (not exactly a "cruisy" type of boat) on Aug 10th. Closed yesterday and new owner drove it away. Just over 1 month. He is selling a racer cruiser (C&C29) - too slow and I'm selling a racer to get something we can race and cruise. Not much inventory out there, hopefully more shows up as haulout approaches up in the Great White North.
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    J35 Anarchist

    Just wondering if there are any J35's for sale in the Toronto area. I've seen a few listed on yachtworld, but all are a long way from the GTA.
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    ID this PHRF low budget ride

    probably Kirby 25. does it have running backstays?