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Old 05-11-2008, 04:42 AM   #15
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Michael,

If you are still looking, a well equiped Sorfidra has come up for sale. She is in the Canaries. Info available, in Swedish, here.

No photo either but if you are interested contact the seller. I am sure there are photos. Need any help with translation then conact me.

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Old 05-14-2008, 02:38 PM   #16
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Hi Stepehen,

Thanks for the tip of the Storifra, i'm actually thinking of spending less now as this is my first boat and I don't think I really thought about how much more i'll have to spend on equipment and mooring fees.

I'm actually considering the Contessa 26, although a wet boat she has a good record, i'm just worried about her being too small for a 6'1" 27 year old.

I need to go and see one, i've seen Red Admiral advertised for sale but I fear she needs Osmosis treatment (whatever that is) which can be expensive.

So, i'll keep you informed but if you know of any good condition Contessa 26's or a reason not to buy one, please let me know.

Thanks again guys

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Old 05-14-2008, 03:52 PM   #17
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Hello Michael,

The Contessa is a good boat. There is no doubt about that. The only reason I can think of for not buying a Contessa is that, because of their ability as cruising boats, they are sought after and do demand a higher price than many similar boats.

Don't worry about space. I am 6' 2" and 53 years old (so larger girth I would imagine) and can happily live in a 26' boat - as long as the headroom is ok.

Osmosis treatment is another chapter and yes it can be expensive. The question is, do you, or rather the boat, need it? The answer to that will depend upon what you want to do with the boat. If you are interested in cruising with her for the next 20 years then I do not believe that a full osmosis treatment is necessary unless the hull is really far gone and "stogy". Otherwise, treat the blisters as they come along. If you are pedantic, as I tend to be, then go for the full treatment but, a word of warning, the treatment can cost more than the value of the boat in some circumstances. My advice would be to get a surveyor to look at the boat and present a report as to the condition and an estimate of costs to bring her up to scratch.

As far as a boat being a "wet" boat is concerned, I have a theory that wet boats are good sea boats. They are wet because they are not being thrown around, as a result of their weight and hull form, and therefore tend to go more through the waves then hopping over them. This makes a boat wet but comfortable.

Keep us posted as to how things go.

All the best

Aye // Stephen
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Old 05-15-2008, 02:44 PM   #18
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The only Contessa 26 I can find for sale is in Bangor which is 4 hours at best from London, if I viewed it and liked it i'd need to move it to the South Coast of England where I could sail and work on her at weekends. Does anyone know how easy/difficult this would be?

Can Contessa 26's be road trailered easily? Do I need any special permissions and more importantly how much would it cost? I wouldn't feel confident sailing her round before doing some work and checking reliability, not to mention the time commitment that would take. Plus my inexperience, I think Road trailer would be the only option?

Sorry to bother you all with more questions...

Thanks

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ok, so i made some calls and found out the cost of trailering the boat, it's looking at being around 600 which isn't too bad I don't think. Now i just need to go and arrange to see her, oh and convince the other half :-)

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I didn't mean to make "wet" sound bad, I only meant "wet" as some folks don't like that. My boat (a Pearson Vanguard 32.5) is "wet" and I wouldn't trade her for a "dry" boat. Sorry if someone felt mislead. My sea comfort is wonderful so far, and I love porpoising through the waves as others pound! David
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