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Jerryd

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I'm trying to help a currently computerless(h.d. fried) friend locate a used Melges 24. It would strictly be used for PHRF racing, no O.D. So, it doesn't have to be that new but at the same time is not interested in a beater or project boat. He tells me he would like to keep it around $20K. I searched the obvious places, U.S. and International Melges websites. I did also give him the number of the one for sale in the SA Classifieds, but thought I'd put the word out here also.

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The Neuse is going to see a Melges 24?? I'll keep an eye out.

 

Dave

 

Sorry Dave, not around here. He wouldn't want to have to come up against one of those hot shot Viper dudes :D Hey what happened to the other Viper that raced in New Bern against you guys a few months back?

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He lives up in the Cheaspeake area. Still trying to get Vipers to the area for OD racing. PHRF not nice to Vipers up there.(or here)

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USMELGES24.com

Hull number 60. nice boat. just repainted, new rig,

ready to go

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USMELGES24.com

Hull number 60. nice boat. just repainted, new rig,

ready to go

 

I told him about it. But its over his $20K budget plus the cost of getting it to the east coast. One has to wonder why it was totally repainted? No details on anything else.

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it was repainted because it was stored near a railroad track. The rail company came buy and weld the tracks. Causing the small burn marks to be get in the hull. Basically the insurance company payed to have the boat Flipped and totally get rebuilt by one of the top speed shops.

 

100% legal and 100% documented. So basically you get a flipped and faired hull. painted to look like New. New mast, Owned by a rigger. The boat is a doll.

 

hop in the car and go get it.

 

right now the boat is in Salt Lake. Make him and offer and see what he will do.

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it was repainted because it was stored near a railroad track. The rail company came buy and weld the tracks. Causing the small burn marks to be get in the hull. Basically the insurance company payed to have the boat Flipped and totally get rebuilt by one of the top speed shops.

 

100% legal and 100% documented. So basically you get a flipped and faired hull. painted to look like New. New mast, Owned by a rigger. The boat is a doll.

 

hop in the car and go get it.

 

right now the boat is in Salt Lake. Make him and offer and see what he will do.

 

 

The story was lightly different according to the owner. There was actually a fire near the boat that toasted part of the hull. It sounded as though it was repaired well, but still generates some doubt. We're waiting to hear back on some other questions.

 

 

Besides this one and another very worn boat we came across, there doesn't seem to be anything else out there. Kind of surprising :huh:

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I've been watching the used Melges24 market for the past three years (looking to step up from a Melges 17 in 2010).

I don't think your budget will get you much more than the beater you say you don't want.

 

At the most desperate point (ie...2010) i saw a couple of beater boats in the 18k - 24k range.

Those desperation sales are gone now and I think you'll be hard pressed to find a reasonable non-beater boat for less than 24k.

 

I would think 25k would really open the field up.

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I've been watching the used Melges24 market for the past three years (looking to step up from a Melges 17 in 2010).

I don't think your budget will get you much more than the beater you say you don't want.

 

At the most desperate point (ie...2010) i saw a couple of beater boats in the 18k - 24k range.

Those desperation sales are gone now and I think you'll be hard pressed to find a reasonable non-beater boat for less than 24k.

 

I would think 25k would really open the field up.

 

As I said, I'm trying to help a friend do a search. It doesn't seem like there is anything between $20K-$40K :huh:

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I would recommend going to the melges 24 website and contacting the regional / district president for your area - usually they are a very active racer - they should have the real insight into available local boats.

 

I've seen more boats move that way than through the class website.

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I would recommend going to the melges 24 website and contacting the regional / district president for your area - usually they are a very active racer - they should have the real insight into available local boats.

 

I've seen more boats move that way than through the class website.

 

 

 

Excellent suggestion! Thanks

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Seen the 6/2/12 listing on the SA Classifieds yet?

 

 

Tim, it had potential, but sold in about a week. Never had a chance to look at it except for the pictures. I'm sure someone up that way grabbed it :(

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jerry, there was one near Norfolk, VA for sale this winter. As I recall, the asking price was $20K. I think it was #44. I went and looked at the boat - not pristine but certainly not a beater. The owner was deployed and took it off the market while he was gone, so its probably still for sale, but not listed. If you're interested, I can get in touch with him.

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jerry, there was one near Norfolk, VA for sale this winter. As I recall, the asking price was $20K. I think it was #44. I went and looked at the boat - not pristine but certainly not a beater. The owner was deployed and took it off the market while he was gone, so its probably still for sale, but not listed. If you're interested, I can get in touch with him.

 

 

Thanks! Sent you a PM

 

Jerry

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it was repainted because it was stored near a railroad track. The rail company came buy and weld the tracks. Causing the small burn marks to be get in the hull. Basically the insurance company payed to have the boat Flipped and totally get rebuilt by one of the top speed shops.

 

100% legal and 100% documented. So basically you get a flipped and faired hull. painted to look like New. New mast, Owned by a rigger. The boat is a doll.

 

hop in the car and go get it.

 

right now the boat is in Salt Lake. Make him and offer and see what he will do.

 

This is the boat I was going to recommend. He just had this work done, the boat looks brand new.

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Pick it up at WIRW. you might even be able to talk the owner to let you race on it. I bet it will not come home from the race. To many people here looking for boats. when that shows up it will sell. All the other local boats have sold here. With another boat showing up every month. 48 local boats now and growing. The RACING is Tough! no slow boats or sailors in the fleet any more.

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#25 is listed on the international site only (for some reason), asking 19k.

I know the boat and owner, sailed on it for a few years, he is not racing it this season, its in NJ so easy to drive up & take a look.

PM me if you want to know more.

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