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Offer Accepted!
« on: February 24, 2007, 06:25:44 PM »

We put an offer in on an '88 and concluded negotiations yesterday.    This was the clean boat with 500 hours on the original engine.    It lacks a dodger, diesel warm air heater, and a windlass - necessities up here in Vancouver, but it will be nice to have a few projects to do anyway right?     

PO brought it up from California last year and decided to travel the world this year rather than go sailing.   The boat lacks a name.    Since I had the good luck to find it just at the point of submitting an offer on another boat that looked like a summer of serious work, it has all black canvas, and happens to be moored at the marina at the casino, the working name on the spreadsheet is "Blackjack"   We'll see if it sticks.   

We expect the surveys will be clean if last year's are any indication.    A near endless stream of questions will start hitting this board somewhere around the end of March...

Steve Dolling
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 06:42:59 PM »

Steve, congratulations and fair winds.  We look forward to hearing from you.  Now you can get your name, hull number, year, etc. on your signature and become a "regular."  You'll have lots of reading to do, might want to start with this one if you haven't seen it yet:  http://c34.org/bbs/index.php?topic=663.0  It's Steve Lyle's "First Year Weblog," with many important items.  Steve went on to become our Technical Editor for many years, and just recently relocated from NY State to Oklahoma and handed his job over to Mike Vaccaro.  If you do a search on the word "weblog" you'll find two others, Kyle Ewing's http://c34.org/bbs/index.php?topic=1157.0, and Steve's second year story.  The Guide to Technical Resources on this website is: http://c34.org/bbs/index.php?topic=2629.0  The new Knowledgebase prepared by our new Vice Commodore Jon Schneider should be very helpful to you.  Enjoy.
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 10:53:50 PM »

Thanks Stu.  I'm a little nervous.  I fear this might be a little like having your first kid.  Nobody tells you the real horror story of the event until after your committed and then the truth comes out.  Kind of like before you're a c34 owner everything is wonderful and then once you've signed the contract, now we can tell you the real truth...
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007, 11:08:47 PM »

Nothing to be nervous about - look at all the help you can get right here.
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2007, 11:45:39 PM »

Tucking number 2 son into bed tonight.   "So Dad, how fast will the new boat go?"

"I don't know Foster, probably 6 knots maybe 7 tops."

"Well how fast did the old boat go?"

"Oh about 4.5 knots, 5 if we weren't towing the dinghy".

"But I thought the old boat went 8 knots."

"Oh that was only once Foster when we had a big following sea and we were surfing down the face of big waves."

"Well how fast will the new boat go when we have a big following sea and we surf down the face of the waves?"   

I have absolutely no idea.    How fast does a C34 go when you are surfing down the face of a big following sea?    I can't wait to find out...   


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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 06:05:11 AM »

Steve,

Congratulations on the accepted offer.  And thank you for the above poetic response...it holds in it the promise we all sail for.

A warm welcome to C34 ownership !!
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007, 06:22:13 AM »

Congratulations on the new boat.  It's a great family boat and I know you'll enjoy it.  To answer your son's question: 10kts in 10 foot waves, even towing a dingy.   8)
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007, 08:47:16 AM »

Steve/Ted,

I also had a 10 knot experience being chased by steep Lake Michigan waves while towing a rigid dinghy. I suspect the dinghy was going a bit faster. It broached - we didn't.

Congratulations on your purchase, Steve. You're going to love it.

Ken
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 01:48:06 PM »

Steve,

Congrats on your new mistress!  Lots of great help here!

Rick
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2007, 12:42:27 PM »

Congratulations!

A banner week for both of us.  Our offer on a 1987 tall rig wing keel was accepted Thursday night.  Can't wait to get underway with her, and draw upon all of you good folks for advice.  This will be a far cry from the Catalina 250 I've been sailing these past 5 years.  Though it is with VERY mixed feeling that I put her on the market.  She was a good girl and true.

You mean, I can take shower in this thing?  A hot shower?
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2007, 04:15:57 PM »

My first post to the forum, so give me a break if I do something wrong.  Just got news from my broker, offer accepted on an 88.  We do a sea trial next Monday and if all goes well, the survey next Thursday. Then the clean up and real work begins.

Hope it's all the boat you guys say it is.

Ray Meek
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2007, 04:19:53 PM »

Welcome, Ray, thanks for joining.  We look forward to your good fortune next week and seeing your new hull # on your signature.  Fair winds,
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2007, 04:37:37 PM »

Thanks, I'm hoping everything goes well.  Then I can dive into all the information you guys have to offer.  Quite a few little things need to be fixed, as usual.

Ray
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2007, 06:57:31 PM »

Two more milestones towards C34 ownership today.   We have the deposit in trust and completed the engine survey.  I was impressed, the mechanic was very thorough.    He had a number of very minor observations and one item that has to be rectified before even sea trial.   His overall impression was that it was "nicely broken in".   Not bad for a 19 year old engine.  He likes the M25XP and this one in particular, suggesting that if you put it in service on one of our little harbour passenger ferries that run pretty continuously, you could expect to put 12000 hours on it before even thinking about rebuilding it.   My original budget in shopping for a 15 to 20 year old boat included repowering sometime in the next five years.     I think I'll just treat this one well and revisit the question in another 20 years.   

I also had $500 in my spreadsheet for spares for an engine (I've never owned a diesel, it was a wild guess.)   The mechanic suggested I need spare primary and secondary fuel filters, impeller and gasket, belt, oil filter, enough oil for a change, transmission fluid, perhaps a bit of coolant and thats about it.  2/3 of these items are already on board.   

What else are people keeping in their enginee spares inventory? 

Thanks

Steve
Starting to look like hull# 804 if the hull, deck and rig check out like the engine...
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Re: Offer Accepted!
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2007, 07:27:42 PM »

Steve - a couple extra heat exhanger zincs too....

Craig
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