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Seastead Dreams
« on: November 05, 2014, 07:28:28 AM »
If the economy so fucking good, why is it that you can buy a hundred thousand dollar boat for for 50K?




http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1974/Cal-2-46-2779013/Kemah/TX/United-States#.VFpBxmduqSo
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Re: Seastead Dreams
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2014, 10:40:23 AM »
If the economy so fucking good, why is it that you can buy a hundred thousand dollar boat for for 50K?

Gonna take the plunge?  Want a partner?   8)

Drop it on the West Coast so we don't have to transit the Panama Canal to make up to Ocean Falls.

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Re: Seastead Dreams
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2014, 12:01:07 PM »
Not quite yet. When I can't make a living here, then yes.

In a year the same boat may go for 20K, and I can take a right at Chinaragua and save a thousand miles off the Panama route.

I am looking. Might drive down and eyeball that one. It's set up right, and the owner has passed on, as they say. I'm sure the estate views it as a liability.
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Re: Seastead Dreams
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 03:35:09 PM »
Not quite yet. When I can't make a living here, then yes.

In a year the same boat may go for 20K, and I can take a right at Chinaragua and save a thousand miles off the Panama route.

I am looking. Might drive down and eyeball that one. It's set up right, and the owner has passed on, as they say. I'm sure the estate views it as a liability.

At $20K I'd buy it myself, except I can't sail it myself anymore.  I'll come down and live on it though and run the Diner from there until it's time to Sail Away.   :icon_sunny:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/5FO5ijPecVY?feature=player_detailpage" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/5FO5ijPecVY?feature=player_detailpage</a>

Anyhow, if you go look at it, get some pics of the cabin and layout.  46' is a lot of boat.  Should have 6-8 berths easy.

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Re: Seastead Dreams
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 03:11:15 PM »
Gotta love these advisories. I had to look up this thread, and when I clicked to reply, I got one of these:


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Thank you. Yes I'm sure.


 I just had to post these two. They are both Samsons.  I mentioned John Samson at least once before. He was a cruising visionary who influenced many people to "sell of and sail away" a generation ago.

https://sites.google.com/site/johnsamsonmemorium/Home/samson-marine-and-cruising

 He built some great ferrocement boats that are still afloat and sailing, but lots of amateurs built boats using his plans, some of which are long gone and some of which are still around but aren't necessarily seaworthy.

Both of these boats look really nice. the old one looks well-maintained, and the other one is almost new, considering the hull, built many years ago, was only finished and finally launched in 2012. The newer one, although pricier, is still a bargain. You couldn't build this boat for double the money, even if you really knew what you were doing and could personally do the five thousand man hours of labor it likely took to finish.

I found this one on the Seattle CL:






I love the name ---  Endless Summer. One of my favorite movies.

Lots of pics. The price has been dropped to 55K. It's got 55K worth of parts you could salvage. If the hull and deck are both good (and they probably are) this is a bargain-basement price. It's in Baja.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/large-sailboat/6287777294.html

The other Samson is for sale for a little over 90K. But it looks almost new. It's only been in the water for 5 years, although the hull was built long ago. This boat looks very professionally rigged, and ready to sail around the world. This boat is somebody's broken dream. Whoever built this boat probably died unexpectedly. Nobody sells a boat like this unless they have to. This one is just South of L.A.



More pics.

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/photo_gallery.jsp?&hosturl=theyachtconnection&&ywo=theyachtconnection&slim=broker&boat_id=3064622&boatname=56%27+Sampson+Ketch&photo_revised_date=1488741018000&photo_name=Photo+0&photo=0&url=

I get the sailing jones bad every time I go to the islands.




 








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Re: Seastead Dreams
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 03:23:36 PM »
Standing offer:

You pick the boat, I'll live on it and take care of it at the Marina.  When you want to go sailing with the wife, if you don't want me along I will take SaVANnah for a Boondocking Adventure.

50-50 on all costs.

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