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rrs01

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Sultana
« on: December 03, 2014, 03:40:44 am »


Anyone heard about this ship up for sale??

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/4774822938.html
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Re: Sultana
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2014, 09:45:13 am »

Is it me or does that look like an awful lot of boat for 31,944 ($50,000).
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Re: Sultana
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2014, 09:49:34 am »

The fact that it needs a new Engine & a new Rudder makes the price a bit more realistic...
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Re: Sultana
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2014, 10:58:47 am »

not so much the engine, which will be a good few grand but the removal of cabins, deck and other such stuff to actually get it inside and into the engine room...................think I'll give that one a miss..........buy a beautiful ex lifeboat for that money with two GOOD  engines, lol
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Re: Sultana
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2014, 06:07:41 pm »

Well, even if you spent another $50,000 on necessary repairs (and I doubt you need to dismantle her to replace the engine Neil - although you might need to unbolt some furniture  %)), that would be a lot of boat for the money.  It's just that you need a lot of friends to sail her!   {-)  I guess you have to be the sort of person who appears on Grand Designs to contemplate a home like this. But what a conversation piece!

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Re: Sultana
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2014, 11:19:08 am »

Great looking boat, but the one thing that puts me off is the construction method, Ferro Cement. Although many boats have been constructed by this method (See http://www.ferrocement.org/) and quite successfully, I would still feel safer with Wood, GRP or Steel!!
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