Sunday, August 23, 2009

2009-08-23 Sunday

I've started reading Bernard Moistessier's "Sailing to the Reefs" - very enjoyable.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

2009-08-08 Saturday - Hans Christian 43

I'm heading to Seattle today to look at a 1980 Hans Christian 43 ft. cutter-rigged sailboat.


The boat was in fair-to-average shape - however, their asking price is a bit high, given some deferred maintenance that needs to be completed. Also, from the yachtworld photos - it appeared there was a dinghy mounted on the deck - and no dinghy was present when I arrived on the docks. The broker didn't know anything about the status of the dinghy...and hasn't called me back with any information 3 weeks later.

I will keep my eye on this one for a potential price drop - but I'm also considering several alternatives in the 36-39 ft. range which are as much as 1/5 to 1/3 the asking price.

On the plus side - there are a LOT of good boats on the market right now.