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    Default Bargain boat on eBay.......

    On eBay now - looks like it could be a bargain - pity there is no photo. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/trapper-28-cru...item3efacea00b

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    Quote Originally Posted by M33 View Post
    On eBay now - looks like it could be a bargain - pity there is no photo. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/trapper-28-cru...item3efacea00b
    The clue could be - no photo!
    I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure...

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    Starting price is 3,000, maybe there is a reserve on it.
    Is there such a thing as a "bargain" when buying a boat??
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterbird View Post
    Starting price is 3,000, maybe there is a reserve on it.
    Is there such a thing as a "bargain" when buying a boat??http://www.ybw.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif
    If you look there is a Buy It Now at the same price - 3000, that's why I said it could be a cheap boat. I wonder if it's a mistake as he is obviously new to ebay. You could always phone him, get more information and then do a Buy It Now...... and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterbird View Post
    Starting price is 3,000, maybe there is a reserve on it.
    Is there such a thing as a "bargain" when buying a boat??

    Bear in mind it could be up to 40 years old, there is no mention of the accommodation and I think many of these were home finished, the petrol engine probably has little residual value. So it may be a bargain but if the owner wants to get rid of it he might have to wait many months to get only a thousand or so more.

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    the petrol engine would put me off straight away.

    sounds dodgy to me, id be carefull very carefull

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    just saw a 40 ft+ ferro 9900 ( project by the look of it)
    I may be wrong but not always

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    Quote Originally Posted by M33 View Post
    On eBay now - looks like it could be a bargain - pity there is no photo. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/trapper-28-cru...item3efacea00b
    Here's another bargain to my way of thinking. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/westerly-longb...item439be1e858.

    These 31 foot Westerly's are bullet proof, the only thing I'd woryy about would be condition of engine. The hulls are so overbuilt I wouldn't even worry about osmosis even if it did have a dose! I think, for an older boat, these are the very best and I miss my old Longbow. This particular one is a sloop which is a better bet than the ketch and they're no sluggards either. The wheel steering (for me) is icing on the cake.

    I sailed my Longbow across the Atlantic encountering tail end of a late hurricane with wind speeds of 60+ knots and she gave no cause for concern - great boats and this is a great price. No connection to the seller - just nostalgia setting in!

    Cheers, Brian.

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    3000 plus 5000 fitting a new engine. Now she doesn't look so cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasta_simon View Post
    3000 plus 5000 fitting a new engine. Now she doesn't look so cheap.
    Or 3000 plus 1000 fitting a good secondhand engine. Not too bad.

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