FINNALLY,,,,,I FOUND IT MY TANZER 27

FrancSevin

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After years of searching and disappointment, I finally found her.

"INDULGENCE"
The owner had it listed for just two days.
1982 Tanzer 27 located in New York for sale


I cannot believe it!!!!!!

I called the owner and closed the deal in less than five minutes.
We are not even changing the name.

Link to the advertisement


Anyone interested in a Bahama 30 footer at a really good price?

Link to my search efforts
 
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I haven't heard back from the seller. I wanted confirmation of the sale and the contact in formation at the Marina so I could begin arrangements with them or the Harbor Master.

Also, I need his full information, address and all so we can send a check on Monday. After all these years of searching, this one isn't getting away.

I know it is Sunday today, but this is my dreamboat. I should never have let the other one get away.
 
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Well, did he answer? Good luck, even though it's a sailboat...:boxing:
Ha ha ha :yum:
You smoker tugs are funny.

This is not just "a sailboat." It is the one for which I have been searching for years.

Yes. We connected today via phone. Deal is set

I may go to Long Island just to view the boat, hand him a check and set up some details with the marina.

I will haul the craft home in April via my flatbed trailer, on a cradle I will custom fit and build on site.

BTW, did you know that sailboats are all solar powered? So, :ermm: :pat: does that make me a greeny???
 

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I need to run by BCZOOM's place in February. It''s February

It will be nice to meet Brian in person.
 

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I will haul the craft home in April via my flatbed trailer, on a cradle I will custom fit and build on site.
Your going to need a couple of cordless drills, a saw, and a sh1t ton of deck screws and a pick load of 2X6's and 2X8's...
And a dozen ratchet straps. Be sure to insure it before you hit the road!!

Nice boat. I look forward to the pictures later....
 

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Your going to need a couple of cordless drills, a saw, and a sh1t ton of deck screws and a pick load of 2X6's and 2X8's...
And a dozen ratchet straps. Be sure to insure it before you hit the road!!

Nice boat. I look forward to the pictures later....
You are right and,,,,,; I have all that stuff ready.
Actually, I have about five cordless drills and a couple of cordless saws.
Miles of ratchet straps.


Just don't have the time right now.
Besides, April is warmer.

Good advice
Thanks Kirk.
 

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OKAY, I must be jinxed


The seller is ghosting me now.
Doesn't return E-mails and won't answer the phone.
We have talked twice, and he did seem less than eager to sell the boat. But he did put it up for same on a national web site for selling boats by owner.

Now, he is just gone.

I have several E-Mails and phone messages that I want to come and meet him in person to close the deal.
Crickets.

Anyone here near Sea-cliff/Glen Cove on long Island? Hell, I would like to know if the boat is really there in the marina. If so, I will just drive there and meet with the Marina management.

Near as I can tell there are only two marinas at Sea Cliff.
Brewer Glen Cove Marina
and
Safe Harbor Marina


I plan to call them and see what they can tell me.

The deal on the boat isn't a bargain. His price is fair, and I didn't haggle. I have wanted this boat for over thirty years now. This is my third attempt to by one of this model. WTF?
 
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When they don't respond anymore, likely gone to someone else maybe for more $$
Yes, possible except that is unlikely.
Models of this boat stay on the market for a long time.
I know of one the guy had to give away. Auxiliary ran, everything was there. I didn't want it because it was a shoal draft.

The longer it was on the hard the more of a project it became.

The boat is a bargainat$5,000. I should have jumped on that one when it came on sale, but we were cash poor and frankly I thought Crumpy was happy with what we had. This craft isn't in any better shape than that one. It has 30 year old sails and had obvious problems with the bright work. He listed it for $7,000. It didn't likely sell for more in just 2 days.

From our conversations, I get the feeling he changed his mind.
 

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Personally I wanted a Freedom 33 cat-ketch.

Never got one, looked seriously at a Freedom 25. But the 33 was sort of an attainable dream back in the day. Honestly probably good that I never got one. But sailboats are just so cool.

Congrats on your Tanzer!
 

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Personally I wanted a Freedom 33 cat-ketch.

Never got one, looked seriously at a Freedom 25. But the 33 was sort of an attainable dream back in the day. Honestly probably good that I never got one. But sailboats are just so cool.

Congrats on your Tanzer!
The Freedom 33 is one of Hoyt's best designs. But, rigged as a catboat, it is clearly a cruiser.

Liveaboard? Yes, definitely yes.

The Freedom25 is, in my opinion, a day sailor.

Upwind performance is lacking in both. However, they are well built boats. They take well to weather and have thoughtful, well-appointed interiors.
 

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Something to add....
I checked four listings /sales of this boat.
$8,000 been on the market for years.
$5500 sold a few years ago
$5,000 Sold three years no inboard auxiliary.
$6,500 still for sale (but now $7,500) not sold because you have to leave it in the New York City marina for another $4 grand.
I tried to buy it last year. Seller was unworkable.

BTW, over the $7,000 asking price I offered, I also offered to pick up the $1,100 yard and commissioning fees the seller had already incurred for this season.

So, I offered, in total, $8,100 dollars.

I doubt there is a better offer. It is possible but unlikely.
 

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I think here's one that looks as if it needs a bit of refurbishment
https://www.smartmarineguide.com/L49422930

And here's a few:
https://www.sailboatlistings.com/sailboats/Tanzer
First link.
This is an S2. I have viewed several of these over the last ten years. Nice boat but not what I want.


Tanzer 27
1982 Sea Cliff New York 27 Tanzer 27
Length:​
27' Beam: 9.5' Draft: 4.5'
Year:​
1982
Type:​
cruiser
Hull:​
fiberglass monohull
Engine:​
1 diesel inboard
Location:​
Sea Cliff, New York
Asking:​
$7,000
Sailboat Added 03-Feb-2022 More Details
tanzer tanzer27
1985 pasadena Maryland 27 tanzer tanzer27
Length:​
27' Beam: 8' Draft: 4'
Year:​
1985
Type:​
cruiser
Hull:​
fiberglass monohull
Engine:​
1 diesel inboard
Location:​
pasadena, Maryland
Asking:​
$8,800
Sailboat Added 29-Jul-2014 More Details
Tanzer T27
1983 Rocky Point New York 27 Tanzer T27
Length:​
27' Beam: 9' Draft: 3.25'
Year:​
1983
Type:​
cruiser
Hull:​
fiberglass monohull
Engine:​
1 diesel inboard
Location:​
Rocky Point, New York
Asking:​
$499
Sailboat Added 06-Oct-2016 More Details
Tanzer 27
1984 Jersey City New Jersey 27 Tanzer 27
Length:​
27' Beam: 9.5' Draft: 4.5'
Year:​
1984
Type:​
cruiser
Hull:​
fiberglass monohull
Engine:​
1 gas inboard
Location:​
Jersey City, New Jersey
Asking:​
$7,500
Sailboat Added 07-Feb-2017 More Details
The first one is the very one I am trying to buy.
The second one is a shoal draft. It has been listed since 2014. No longer available

The third one is also a shoal draft ( I don't want that) that needs a pile of work. Interior is water logged. It too has been available since 2016. He finally gave it away.

The last one is one I tried to buy. But on top of the asking price is a requirement to lease a New York City Hudson river slip for a year. They want $12,000 altogether. It has an outboard auxiliary. They claim the inboard works fine. Then why the outboard?
I did a thread on it last year.

Sailboat listings is notorious for not removing listed boats that are sold or no longer available.
But thanks for trying.
 
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Issues as always
The boat is a shoal draft. I want a fin keel.
The boat is on an island in Cananda.
One) The Marina has no haul out. I have to find one
Two) I cannot go into Canada because, despite natural immunity from having had COVID twice, I cannot enter without a Jab.
Three) In order to bring the boat into US fresh waters, I must have the hull scraped.
Four) I asked the owner to sail the boat to a US Port.

He responded, " he is not a sailor."
Imagine that?!?

I'm working on it.
 
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FrancSevin

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Still for sale On the list

I'm gonna try again
 

FrancSevin

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Today I got a call from one I looked at some time ago.

Fixed the prop shaft and dropped the price. Condition is fair to good.

He painted all the exterior Teak white. A bit of a turnoff.

I'm considering,,,,,,:cautious:
 

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Today I got a call from one I looked at some time ago.

Fixed the prop shaft and dropped the price. Condition is fair to good.

He painted all the exterior Teak white. A bit of a turnoff.

I'm considering,,,,,,:cautious:
It will come off pretty easily with a heat gun and scraper. a lot faster than you think.
 

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Just found another one. It's in really bad shape but a giveaway price.

Anyone live near Oriental North Carolina? I would pay big to have it looked at
 
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