Not sure if this goes here, or in the “Mocking” thread. Must be a story behind this one.
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1989 Gibbs Marine Research – Ron Holland Custom (Lauren L) The phrase “once in a lifetime” is used far too often for it to be a reality when boats are being sold… But… this really is an opportunity...delaware.craigslist.org
I had one out here in Midland for some years. We had to trailer it 90 miles to the nearest sailable lake. It was easier to fly east and sail the Hinckley. I gave it away to a nice young guy from the DFW area who wanted to teach his beautiful wife and their kids how to sail.Tempting, relatively close also.
1980 Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2 Sailboat -17' Two sails - Main & Jib 1986 Johnson Colt 2HP Outboard Motor 1984 E.Z.Loader Trailer w/New Tiresboulder.craigslist.org
yup, if the time was right, I would buy that. Add about 10k of electronics, get rid of as much deck teak as possible (go stainless where possible). Relatively easy to freshen.I am contributing this mostly because I did not know there was a pilot house version of a V40. Overall it looks to be a reasonably well sorted old boat and a good PNW cruiser. The exterior wood looks to be in bad shape, but the price seems OK. I especially like the full size binnacle compass in the v berth.
View attachment 546351The Valiant 40 was the first blue-water cruising boat with a racing-inspired underbody--it was elected to the American Sailboat Hall of Fame for its revolutionary design. The pilot house version has...seattle.craigslist.org
Maybe not, building it might have been a big part of the dream.Sort of sad. Most of the work looks decent. Shame about the galvanized fastening, but that was probably the spec for the boat.
Another dream down the drain...