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    White Gold

    Yes, I also suspected that @crashtestdummy was the skipper but I asked and he is not. I won't publicise the skipper's name but he is well known at the Marina and the broker knows him as well.
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    White Gold

    Following a suggestion here, I spoke to her skipper and we backed out of the deal. The extent of repair and modifications needed to make her a cruising boat again was too extensive. If anyone is interrested in here, I strongly suggest you contact her skipper. And if you do buy her, hire the...
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    White Gold

    Thanks, that's great info We don't intend to race her at all. We want to bring her more cruising friendly Broker told me 9'3" but I did not measure. As stated before in the thread, we're thinking of a draft reduction with a mars metal bulb. You lost me there, what do you mean? I noticed...
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    White Gold

    Inspection is in 10 days, we'll close the deal if there are no surprises in the hull lamination.
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    White Gold

    Not yet. I spoke to the rigger that did the carbon mast work and someone who crewed on it but haven't caught the captain yet. Short term, definitely inshore, medium term will depend what the captain and surveyor say. it's not what you could call a protected cockpit...
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    White Gold

    I love the new cockpit, not sure what I think about the bow but it's not a big deal to me. The plan is to sail her for a while and *maybe* going with a bulb from Mars metal if we decide it's too big a problem.
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    White Gold

    Let's say, hypothetically, that I have an accepted offer on White Gold... Besides telling me I'm nuts, anybody got a recommendation for a surveyor that's really good with cored hulls? She is in Westbrook, CT
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    The Zombie Fleet

    I see you are a fan of the "fast zombie" theory
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    The Zombie Fleet

    I'm new here but this looks more like Frankenstein's work than a Zombie.
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    Aluminium Centerboard 46-52ft blue water go anywhere

    I just saw the JPB 52 (Jean-Pierre Brouns) in November's Voiles et Voiliers.  The web is light on details, seems to be a custom boat, aluminium with a raised deck-saloon. French builder info: http://www.meta-chantier-naval.fr/web/les-constructions/les-voiliers/jpb52/.  Click on the bottom...




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