Gazelle, 42' Aluminum Schooner - $25000

  • 24 Mar 2020 01:48
    Message # 8851948
  • 25 Mar 2020 16:26
    Reply # 8857976 on 8851948
    I wonder how many aluminium Gazelles there are in the San Francisco Bay Area. There was one that sold for a song in 2019 ($10k? $5k?), urgent sale for health reasons. Also didn't have a working engine...
  • 26 Mar 2020 03:48
    Reply # 8859478 on 8851948

    I believe there were seven aluminum Gazelles built by Greenwich in British Columbia in the mid-70's.  I have one and one was listed for sale in Florida a couple years ago.  So now there are two in the San Francisco area.  I have always wondered where all of them were.  Based on my boat, I think the aluminum work is excellent.

  • 27 Mar 2020 15:16
    Reply # 8862225 on 8851948

    I hope I'm not being cynical by wondering if it's the same one...

  • 28 Jun 2020 20:52
    Reply # 9066142 on 8851948

    The one that was for sale for a song due to health reasons was Tangram, and the seller's name was Duane Funke. That boat has recently been bought by Martin Foster, a member of the Colvin Gazelle Facebook group. I started this other thread about Tangram when Duane had her for sale. I don't know whether Martin bought Tangram directly from Duane, but he says he believes they are the same boat, and also that he talked to Duane before he bought her. She's coming back to Oregon for a rebuild/refit, and he plans to sail out the mouth of the Columbia and turn left in 5 years.

  • 16 Sep 2021 04:31
    Reply # 11092646 on 8851948

    She is home and a float, without epoxy keeping the water out.

    I removed all the forward interior and did weld repairs to the hull but will need the replace a hull plate before I am done. Now to start sailing her and working out all the little things that make a man want to kill people.

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