bargain on ebay

  • 08 Dec 2018 08:12
    Message # 6950741

    A JR hunter Horizon on Ebay - buy it now price of £2000. If you are considering a JR - grab this one and give it a go. Even has the advantages of a good Taylors heater and a proper outboard well. Rig looks good but put an Arne/Slieve or David T. on it for a top quality outfit.

    Last modified: 08 Dec 2018 08:33 | Anonymous member
  • 08 Dec 2018 10:29
    Reply # 6950804 on 6950741
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    That should be a very easy boat to fit with a modern JR. The big rudder on the transom should handle just about any sort of rig.

    Arne

    Last modified: 08 Dec 2018 13:22 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 08 Dec 2018 11:37
    Reply # 6950810 on 6950741

    A bargain. When I was looking around, in early 2016, the Hunter Horizon 23 was going for around £10,000. If only this one had been on the market back then.

    OK, a new sail needed, and possibly a new mast as it looks like a small diameter Needlespar, but otherwise not much extra expense to get her going.

    Last modified: 08 Dec 2018 11:45 | Anonymous member
  • 09 Dec 2018 09:55
    Reply # 6951754 on 6950810
    Anonymous wrote:

    A bargain. When I was looking around, in early 2016, the Hunter Horizon 23 was going for around £10,000. If only this one had been on the market back then.

    OK, a new sail needed, and possibly a new mast as it looks like a small diameter Needlespar, but otherwise not much extra expense to get her going.

    Well thats a pity:

    May not post to Australia "


  • 09 Dec 2018 17:20
    Reply # 6952056 on 6950741

    I see that someone snapped it up this morning. I'm not at all surprised - it was grossly underpriced at £2000, when it should have fetched at least £5000.

  • 09 Dec 2018 21:37
    Reply # 6952276 on 6950741

    That was me.

    She looks good. A little tidying needed but useable as she is.

    So, after several years of considering conversion, and even giving up on JR. I'm really pleased to say that I now own one. Perhaps the boat to take me into my retirement?

    Seasons wishes to all

    Matthew


     

    Last modified: 09 Dec 2018 21:37 | Anonymous member
  • 09 Dec 2018 21:42
    Reply # 6952294 on 6950741
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    £2000 would have been the 'right' price in Norway. Sailboats of this size are ridiculously under-priced here these days, just as houses are ridiculously over-priced.

    The fact that I sold Frøken Sørensen in 2016 for 30,000Nkr (about £ 2,750), was little short of sensational...

    Last modified: 09 Dec 2018 21:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 10 Dec 2018 07:32
    Reply # 6953028 on 6952276
      Matthew wrote:

    That was me.

    She looks good. A little tidying needed but useable as she is.

    So, after several years of considering conversion, and even giving up on JR. I'm really pleased to say that I now own one. Perhaps the boat to take me into my retirement?

    Seasons wishes to all

    Matthew


     


    Congratulations, Matthew. Yes, my Duette 23, almost a sistership, is my retirement boat and is easy enough to handle as I age, yet still capable of coasting around the UK, if not further.
    Last modified: 10 Dec 2018 07:32 | Anonymous member
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