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Date Posted: - Friday - 10/ 3/14 - 11:45am
Author: Tommy (anxious)
Subject: buying a Mariner 32

Good morning I am going to look at #28 "Nomad II" tomorrow in Tacoma, out of the water for "extensive refitting" as the current owner describes it. He wants $8000 as is. is this a pig in a poke? Deck/cabin leaking and rotting seem to be common based on forum topics, should I run away?

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[> Diamond in Rough -- Gitano, - Friday - 10/ 3/14 - 12:18pm

If the boat is mobile (i.e. running diesel)
and if you are handy with woodworking tools, fiberglass techniques, etc., this could be a fun project. I would offer less, like $5,000. If not mobile, and requires re-power and/or you are not handy with tools, and do not have resources to pay someone 3 times what you have paid for the boat to rebuild the coach and decks, run away fast. Otherwise she could be a very nice boat for you if the bones are sound. Many of us have rebuilt the decks and coach, rigging, spars, etc., and wound up with a boat that is capable of taking us anywhere in the world we choose. Fair winds....

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[> [> pig in a poke -- Tommy (cautious), - Friday - 10/ 3/14 - 12:26pm

thanks for fast reply, I have owned and worked on boats for decades, (currently own a 1937 Rhodes 27' sloop), it's more the dollars and cents(sense?), yard rental fees, materials, etc, will a cruise ready 32 be worth the effort? owner won't budge on the price either.

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[> Mariner 31 -- Doug Wilson, - Wednesday - 10/ 8/14 - 8:06pm

Look at my Mariner at San Carlos Yachts.

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