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paps49

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Although obviously the product of a motor boat company this is quite a nice little motor sailor layout for a couple.

http://www.boatpoint.com.au/boats/details/1982-RANDELL-33/SSE-AD-5296447/?cr=0&gts=SSE-AD-5296447&gtssaleid=SSE-AD-5296447&gtsviewtype=Spotlight&psq=((Service%3D[Boatsales]%26Make%3D[RANDELL])%26(((SiloType%3D[Dealer used boats]|SiloType%3D[Dealer new boats])|SiloType%3D[Private used boats])|SiloType%3D[Demo and near new boats]))&pso=0&pss=Premium

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IIRC the Seafarers were Phil Rhodes designs...... or at least, his office....... and built in Holland. A good friend of ours has a Seafarer 29 which is a very nice boat, sails well (not a rocket) good-looking and well built too.

You could do a lot worse.

FB- Doug
The early seafarers (though 1969?) were built in Holland.   The later ones, like this, were built in Huntington, NY.  I watched my fathers 24' (first keel model based on keel centerboard) built there.  McCurdy & Rhodes design.   Needed more draft and ballast but otherwise OK but built with pressboard bulkheads with faux wood sticky back paper.  Geez.  

Like this it too was pretty. The traditional deck one was pretty...the "Futura" decks were ugly.

 

Dilligaf0220

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This is beautiful but why plow that much money into a old IOR boat???
The same sort of craziness that brings someone to put this much money into what has to be the finest Alberg 30 afloat.

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Not a Craigslist ad, but I admired the boat after catching a few videos of the work and the shakedown passage.  I suspect the market for a CCA long term cruiser might be small, but it is certainly a true turnkey boat that has had a metric buttload of work done on her.

http://www.atomvoyages.com/cys/366-for-sale-1972-alberg-30-voyager-edition.html



Well I suppose if you adjust for inflation you're only paying 1/2 price for a boat that is better than when it was new.

 

Ishmael

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1 hour ago, Dilligaf0220 said:

The same sort of craziness that brings someone to put this much money into what has to be the finest Alberg 30 afloat.

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Not a Craigslist ad, but I admired the boat after catching a few videos of the work and the shakedown passage.  I suspect the market for a CCA long term cruiser might be small, but it is certainly a true turnkey boat that has had a metric buttload of work done on her.

http://www.atomvoyages.com/cys/366-for-sale-1972-alberg-30-voyager-edition.html


And you still have a 25' boat crammed into 30'.

 

Alan H

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SF Bay Area
Recently a local marina lien-sold a really nice Alberg 30. It went for $450. Needed a haulout but the sails were good, engine ran, inside was pretty clean.

haulout, pressurre wash the decks and you had a nice boat.  Incredible.

 

Alan H

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And a local harbor here is GIVING AWAY...fro $1 a Freedom 21. The Yacht Club has a San Juan 24 for nickels...No sails, otherwise just fine, and clean.

 

jgbrown

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Vancouver
Recently a local marina lien-sold a really nice Alberg 30. It went for $450. Needed a haulout but the sails were good, engine ran, inside was pretty clean.

haulout, pressurre wash the decks and you had a nice boat.  Incredible.
Wish that happened around here.  I saw my old one for sale the other day... 8k$ more than I sold her for and from the look of it all the next owners did was trash my woodwork and neglect her.   Sold in a couple days.  I couldn't believe it.  

 

Mr. Ed

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that looks like  very nice classic. sweet.

You know the thing that i don't like about a lot of older designs?  the stays strapped to the hull...i don't like that, it really detracts from the asthetics but what are ya gonna do.
It’s pretty good building practice. Can save leaky deck problems. 

 

KC375

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$30,000 in materials;

6000 hr built time;

Best Small Cruiser - Sail 2011; yields:

Asking $9,500

That pretty much sums up the joy of boat building

 
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jgbrown

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$30,000 in materials;

6000 hr built time;

Best Small Cruiser - Sail 2011; yields:

Asking $9,500

That pretty much sums up the joy of boat building
I thought it might.  I was debating on which thread it belonged in.  About the price though, it's an awkward size.  Too big and not designed to be an easy trailer job.  Too slow to race.  Too small for most people who want to go cruising, doesn't even have a galley or a toilet.  So basically you'd have to live near the ocean, have a cheap slip and want to day/overnight only, or be a real minimalist and like wood construction?  That's a narrow market.  In the end I felt it belonged here, it's truly beautiful craftsmanship and a lovely boat.   I am quite tempted by it,  as a pocket cruiser to learn to sail on it would be ideal, but it's in the price range of a half decent glass 27-30' with galley/head/diesel engine, and I don't know enough about stitch and glue construction to know if I would ever really trust it like I would glass.   

 

KC375

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I thought it might.  I was debating on which thread it belonged in.  About the price though, it's an awkward size.  Too big and not designed to be an easy trailer job.  Too slow to race.  Too small for most people who want to go cruising, doesn't even have a galley or a toilet.  So basically you'd have to live near the ocean, have a cheap slip and want to day/overnight only, or be a real minimalist and like wood construction?  That's a narrow market.  In the end I felt it belonged here, it's truly beautiful craftsmanship and a lovely boat.   I am quite tempted by it,  as a pocket cruiser to learn to sail on it would be ideal, but it's in the price range of a half decent glass 27-30' with galley/head/diesel engine, and I don't know enough about stitch and glue construction to know if I would ever really trust it like I would glass.   
It’s a winsome boat. Looks cozy with the heater going. If it were in my area I’d look at it,...but would conclude for that money I could get something more useful.

 




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