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  • 09 Nov 2019 15:39
    Reply # 8099252 on 8076454
    Anonymous wrote:

    I could probably give an advice about the general state, but if it was for me I would haul out the boat for a good hull inspection before buy it!

    I am pretty keen, am negotiating contracts etc, if you are there, it would be awesome if you spoke to Paul the broker, and sussed it out. I will prob fly over and have a look. nothing beats standing on a boat to get a feel. 

    she needs a bit of work, but not as much as many boats i have looked at.

    as you say a haul out is in order. there was a survey done a few years ago.

  • 31 Oct 2019 20:44
    Reply # 8086036 on 8066749

    Thanks for all your excellent inputs. I have the clearest picture now. Bar sailing her.

    According to owner the engine didn't fail or breakdown, it simply ran out of fuel.

    The engine used is apparently as sturdy as.

    I am not sure if chaffing on mast is of consequence. It may well be one of hundreds of such layers and simply needs patching.

    The wishbone is of no use to me, so doesn't matter.

    The dodger, being aluminum is easily cut off and the material welded into a different configuration. 

    A hard dodger is a bonus.

    I am good welding steel, I never welded ally, its a lot cleaner to work with.

    Over all I think she looks good, and I cant see any real reason not to buy.

    She ticks most of my boxes, two masts, steel/ally, lifting keel (ideal) roomy.

    I would like a timber deck, but maybe i can laminate one on.

    Hot metal, v wood.

    Unless a survey tells me otherwise.

    As for anodes, she is in a quiet bay with no stray currents. not in a marina. the broker assured me no possible problems  there. I had a good hour long chat, Paul the Pom, seems like honest bloke with integrity, wasn't pushing boat or in a hurry to sell etc,

    He Also offered to look after me if I cam to visit, I didn't tell him I have a soup kitchen  budget with the demands of a sultan!

    Last modified: 31 Oct 2019 20:54 | Anonymous member
  • 30 Oct 2019 05:50
    Reply # 8083367 on 8066749

    The Freedom Story - written by Garry Hoyt as the impetus to the Freedom approach - was one of those early inspirations for me, and I was lucky to find a scan of it years later.

    If interested, I transcribed it here.

  • 28 Oct 2019 20:07
    Reply # 8080987 on 8066749

    I had a look on the Rehnert in December last year and finally did not buy it because she was too much of a project for me.

    Here are some additional pictures. 2 Fotos show some chafe on the masts. Another the repaired wishbone.

    The engine is also pretty "well used". She is in the water for a long time (without anodes being renewed). For me (!) the (unfinished) hard-dodger is build in a height that it blocks most of the field of view. Decent size inside, lots of space.


    Last modified: 02 Nov 2019 12:46 | Anonymous member
  • 28 Oct 2019 16:13
    Reply # 8080575 on 8066749

    Just one thing I'd want an engineer to have a good look at:

    "The 14m carbon fibre masts were purchased from 'Freedom Yachts' with the owner's own designed rotating mast bases"

    Everything else seems to be well engineered, so maybe the owner knew what he was doing, but anyway, I'd want to have a good close look at the bearings, and make sure that the carbon mast has no electrical path to the aluminium hull.

    Other than that, nothing that a good pressure washer won't sort out, so far as I can see from the photos. Looks like a bargain to me!

  • 28 Oct 2019 10:21
    Reply # 8080035 on 8066749

    For the curious, photo taken today, Monday 28th Oct

    I like it even more now!

    Last modified: 28 Oct 2019 10:22 | Anonymous member
  • 28 Oct 2019 10:20
    Reply # 8080033 on 8079652
    Anonymous wrote:

    If I am reading the linked article correctly then one of the masts is cracked. I am not sure how that would happen. Seems like a serious issue, if this is true.

    just asked broker , was just part of wishbone, which will not be of any use...
  • 28 Oct 2019 01:43
    Reply # 8079652 on 8066749

    If I am reading the linked article correctly then one of the masts is cracked. I am not sure how that would happen. Seems like a serious issue, if this is true.

  • 28 Oct 2019 00:56
    Reply # 8079590 on 8076810
    Anonymous wrote:

    There is an interesting story attached to this vessel Andrew.

    ah ok, the broker said he has a mishap and was spooked. returned to cananda. at 67 yo i i think his stint is over. he lived dream for 2 years.

  • 28 Oct 2019 00:54
    Reply # 8079589 on 8076630
    Anonymous wrote:

    Ok, let's wait for these new pictures, I remain available from November 15th if you want me to visit the boat.

    he will send me some pics, apparently its covered in eagle shit of all things, it will probably be worth while to get an impartial opinion anyway, so ill re accept offer on grounds i buy you a bottle of wine, if you drink!

    there is actually a broker in the bay whith 36 actual photo's

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