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GoodChance

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Is that 3800 on the original engine or has it been MOH'ed. Has there been any necessary work on the block?
 

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sorry not sure what moh'ed means, but the engine was bought new in 1998 at rhode island marine in narraganset by the previous owner. hrs are orignal. had valves adjusted in 2010, oil ,an filter changes every 150hrs. have all maintaince records from when i bought boat in 2003.also have recent boat survey.
 

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Seaweags -

I sent to a PM with my email address.

I have been planning upon purchasing a 32 Holland as a full project boat but the current owner continues to drag his feet and I getting tired of waiting. Your boat looks interesting to me.

I'm down here in FL but we might be able to make something work.

Please send me as many pictures taht you may have on this boat. Any pictures you have of the boat while out of the water would be appreciated.
 

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That's a funny one Tuna. You know the 32 Holland doesn't have a top either!!

Anyway, i think that a buddy of mine has beat me to the punch on this particular boat and he's planning on buying her assuming that the survey doesn't reveal any big problems such as a nasty engine or a water-logged balsa-cored hull.
 

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. . .. . ..GoodChance. . ..see you 'edited' your earlier post. I got a chance to read it before you did. Gotta say it wasn't exactly fair. You. . .and I . ...are both going on second hand information. I will tell you that the owner did give your friend a recent survey (Jan 2012) that valued the boat at 29K and did not mention any major damage. Suposedly the same surveyor was used this time, so. . .. .from 29K to buyer beware in 3 months (with the boat out of the water)??

. ......so, thanks for removing your post and letting the seller, the buyer, and the surveyor handle it.
 

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I had posted this last Thursday but removed at the request of my buddy who hadn't yet gotten his deposit back from the seller of this 30 Sisu. Here is the re-post.

I have been asked to modify this post yet again. I'm doing so out respect to my friend.

If you are considering the purchase of this boat, please be aware of 3 main issues that were revealed in a survey: 1) water logged balsa core in the port aft quarter, 2) a repaired hole in the same general area below the waterline and 3) a flexible and possibly rotten deck.

The boat still seems to be a good vessel but be prepared to spend some major $$ to get the hull fixed. You don't want the water-logged balsa to freeze and then later crack the outer fiberglass skin. If you are handy with glass work and know how to repair water logged balsa ..... then you are "good-to-go" and may be able to fix the hull and deck for a few thousand dollars in time and materials. If you have to hire the work out ..... then make sure you have a big check book.

Enter a purchase of this boat with full knowledge of what you are getting into.

I'm not suggesting that the current owner is a "bad-guy" but be aware of the current boat's condition before heading to CT and hiring another survey.
 
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. . .. . ..GoodChance. . ..see you 'edited' your earlier post. I got a chance to read it before you did. Gotta say it wasn't exactly fair. You. . .and I . ...are both going on second hand information. I will tell you that the owner did give your friend a recent survey (Jan 2012) that valued the boat at 29K and did not mention any major damage. Suposedly the same surveyor was used this time, so. . .. .from 29K to buyer beware in 3 months (with the boat out of the water)??
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Raindrop - You are correct. This was the 2nd survey of the same vessel by the same surveyor. The 1st survey didn't report the water-soaked core nor the flexible deck nor the large hole in the hull below the waterline that was "somewhat" repaired. When my buddy pressed the surveyor on this, his response was (sic) "the 1st survey was only a bank survey and intented to show value...... the person asking me to survey the boat only wanted to prove to the bank that the vessel was worth at least $28k so that he could get a loan for the vessel's purchase". Maybe this was you who ordered this survey?
 

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. . . ...I'd rather not get in a pissing contest with you GoodChance. You are not even involved with this sale, so you should not be posting second hand info. If your buddy is such a stand up guy he would be dealing with this himself. Not through his friend with second grade bashing tactics.

. . . ..If ANYONE has questions on what the story is with the boat call the seller. He will give you the number of the surveyor.. . ..who said he will be more than happy to tell anyone the complete details of this sale.. . .including the first one he did (which was not ordered by me). I think you will be surprised!
 
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