Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

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Re: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

Postby Fastjeff » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:08 am

Lots better ones out there for far less money.

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Re: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

Postby barkleydave » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:13 am

You mention the owner was a volunteer USCG Aux. This boat would not pass their own Aux. CME !

A complete survey would be a must and very concerned about hull in salt water. Comment "Minor Pitting" Yes? No?
Proceed with caution. I see at least 20K would go into a basic restoration. I would question "boat was well maintained"

Personally I would walk on this one. Lots of fresh water boats in better condition. Look for one that has been in fresh and in covered slips. Amazing how little they weather when covered! While my 29 could use cosmetic work there is no issues in the interior etc. and the hull is perfect. Best of luck you will find a nice one at a fair price.

safe harbors,

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Re: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

Postby SandDar » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:13 am

Thanks jralbert. Great response and spot on. I have fallen in love with the idea but not the amount of work it would take to restore the craft to my expectations. It would distract from many other rec opportunities and responsibilities, and basically consume all my free time. Not sure I am ready for that.

Thanks again.

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Re: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

Postby SandDar » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:14 am

So if anyone is interested in this boat. It is in Camden, North Carolina. Pictures are in a post above. I can connect you to the seller.

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Re: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

Postby Fastjeff » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:24 am

Offer him a reasonable figure and, if he's not interested, walk away.

As I said, lots of far better deals out there. Seriously.

Jeff
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Re: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

Postby Tedstriker22 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:42 pm

I just bought a '75 37 sedan that's in need of a total refit. One thing to consider is that they are 13.5 feet wide. I had to hire a tractor trailer to move it because in my state anything over 12' requires an escort car. I tow my 12' wide 32 with just regular permits. That was a cost I didn't expect.
They are worth whatever you think they are
1964 Express 31 with Ford 351 Windsor single
1987 Express 32 twin 318s
1975 37 Sedan undergoing total refit