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SailorJerold

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  1. Are you still here! Haha. reading it back I can see how stupid that sounds. Look I get the picture, you may as well throw 10k in the canal rather than buy a boat at that price. Thanks for everyone's helpful advice, I will repost this question again when I have £20k. This thread blew up and I'm grateful for everyone's input. I'm just a man with a dream and hopefully one day i will float past ya.
  2. I don't know whether to just save up for my own shell, and fit an outboard or tow it my mooring. Start working on the internal fitout etc. The boat builders are all local(ish). I could get a diesel generator in there for my power needs initially and camp in it until I can afford to get an engine fitted.
  3. Haha I love that story. Sam Springer sounds like my kind of guy. Thanks for this. Good example of what kind of boat you can expect for the price probably.
  4. I did the exact same thing before you mentioned it. It's weird they would sell that in an auction format! I'm thinking buy the engine and get someone else to fit it. But like Menagerie says there is paying the guy to travel, the uplift expenses etc etc. I'm fairly handy with fitting car parts. Changed a fair few alternators and serpentine belts in my time but an engine is a whole different kettle of fish, especially on a boat I wouldn't have a clue. Not easy to cheap out the build process it seems.
  5. Definitely need to work out the costs, I think I'm quite lucky in terms of the amount of boatyards/marinas within a days trip from my location. I'm going to have a drive round the local boatyards/marinas and ask the questions. Really should be keeping a journal with all the associated costs of key repairs to plan long term but as mentioned on page 1 there seems to be an endless list of things that could go wrong! But knowing how much it will cost to get the boat out of the water would be a good start. Thanks,
  6. I read that as "Don't immediately accept my wisdom then p*ss off." And this I read as smug sardonicism. But written words don't convey the nuances of human communication, just thought it was a pointless post that had nothing to do with the question asked. No offense taken by it though. I'm not sensitive. I'm not sure it's not you who's just a bit of a moody Trudy. I do appreciate the replies here. People have given me a lot to think about so far.
  7. There are CRT facilities within 5 miles of the mooring and some private ones 2 miles the other way. I do have back up couches; parents, brothers etc. To be honest I was thinking of doing most of my showering in the gym anyway. I must pass it 15 times a day! I've been to the site and my 4G phone internet has decent signal, so would be tethering for my internet usage. Rubbish I could take to the tip a couple of times a week on the way into my town.
  8. Same thing though depending on specs of their shell. Why is it double for an engine? Is there money to be saved buying a shell + second hand engine and getting it fitted elsewhere (for future reference) Nice. But I think the link you posted is for water safety lessons! I almost bid on it earlier! Thats a scary read. Point taken. Glad everyone made it in that case.
  9. Im probably looking at several years ago prices then. My mistake. Like I said I saw a video of them and looked them up.
  10. Liverpool boat builders do a 45 ft sailaway for £19.5k
  11. Liverpool Boat Builders http://www.liverpoolboatco.co.uk/id6.html Saw a video of the guys making it, looked legit I think they said 10" base plate 4" superstructure but thats from memory don't quote me on it.
  12. True true. This would only be if she was a proper fixer upper. If I could feasibly live there I would do. To answer your previous question I'm a cabbie in Cheshire. Thanks for this I will definitely bare it in mind whilst browsing.
  13. I do have the time to chug it home but would prefer not to if it was anything like the hellscape in the 2nd link on your previous post. I will definitely have to take into account transport costs though, thanks for the rough idea on prices I can expect to pay should it need moving by truck
  14. This makes a lot of sense I'd be loathe for it to happen several times at £1k a pop. How much for a structural survey? I will research unfinished project boats to see whats lying around. A prerequisite at the moment is that it floats and drives. Pretty much the only criteria I want.
  15. On ebay at the moment a couple caught my eye. But have so far not made any visits. There is this shed on steel: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F124027521930 This has a bit of a wierd survey in the pictures but looks pretty: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F274132893811 This one I would love to go and buy: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202861508135 Thats slightly over though at £13k but I could probably stretch to it. Should mention also that once I purchase a boat I will still be saving and would not be moving in for probably another 6 months to a year depending on when I buy it to save for an emergency fund and pay for any repair work that I can't do myself. It won't be a case of life savings in then I'm destitute if I need a repair.
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