One with Osmosis – going cheap

This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Sailing around Britain.

5 Responses to “One with Osmosis – going cheap”

  1. 5 September, 2015 at 7:39 pmNiall Moran says:

    That looks good – decent engine, seems well maintained, eberspacher would be braw for scottish sailing (better than candles!) and the pox might just bit a bit of a rash between the epoxy and the gelcoat….i guess selling it on might be tricky with the blistering but could be a bargain for a few years comfy and warm sailing :)

    • 5 September, 2015 at 7:50 pmdylan winter says:

      re-selling might be an issue. The engine is older than the Pembroke one. I wonder what a complete overhaul involved. Wonder what they would say if I offered a cheaky 3

  2. 5 September, 2015 at 8:03 pmNiall Moran says:

    they can only say no :) Yanmar engines are pretty hardy, my old 1GM is older than i am and it’s still going strong…..basic and not very refined but easy to understand and work on. Parts are dead easy to get (but a bit pricey). Would be good to know what was done to the engine and why it was needed if it was more than just normal maintenance.

  3. 5 September, 2015 at 11:38 pmSteve says:

    Wouldn’t worry about the blisters-the other one is pushing it on price.

  4. 6 September, 2015 at 3:17 amTed B. (Charging Rhino) says:

    If purchased for the right price, the resale value is secondary if the blistering is minor. You planning on keeping a Centaur for the next number of years for the Hebrides, Wales, and The Gods Willing Ireland. The funds saved on the purchase goes a long way for upgrades later.

    From some of what I’ve read, ‘osmosis’ is a buzz-word that brokers feel compelled to reveal, like “lead paint” and “Radon” here in the States. I’m not sure how much of a problem minor blisters really-are for safe sailing if minor and monitored. Especially on older boats sailboats from the 60s and 70s with substantial GFP solid layups and no inner plywood cores like power-boats here in the US that rot internally from the moisture intrusion.

    And she’s only 2-hrs away in Essex on the Naze. Doesn’t look like she needs much fettling compared to the Humber boat. Worth an inquiry, and maybe a low-ball offer. See what happens…

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