ozynigma Posted May 10, 2007 Report Share Posted May 10, 2007 Hi All, I am new to this forum and looking for advice on buying my first Nacra. I have been reading a heap of the old threads which has helped a lot. First the kind of sailing I will be doing. I have a couple of mates who are going to teach me to sail something bigger than a Maricat 4.0 so some of my sailing will be two or three adults on the boat all around 75 - 85kg . We could drop that down to two at a time when we want to go faster. I will also be planning to take my boys out, they are 9, 11 and 13. I have no plans to sail solo. I am not sure if I will develop an interest in racing but I would like to do some sailing in a club environment. So what are the closest clubs to Underwood? Now for the boat, I am looking for a boat about 10 years - 15 years old and in good condition. I am considering both the 5.0 and the 5.8. I am thinking the 5.8 would be the more versatile boat but at the expense being more difficult to handle (in every sense). I will be looking at the local boats currently for sale on this forum, so no need for anyone to point them out. My first question on pricing is what price range should I be looking at for both the 5.8 and 5.0 between say 8 and 15 years old in good condition? I realise age isn't everything but having looked at a few boats over 20 years old, I don't want to buy one that old or close to it. Or to put this question another way, if I was only planning to spend around $6,000 what sort of age boat could I afford in both the 5.0 and 5.8? Also how much more would I have to spend to get a 5.8 less than 10 years old and is it worth spending the extra to get a 5.8 above sail number 1550? Second question on price relates to boat 1365 currently in the trading post online at $5,000. Originally posted by johnt: If the boat does not have a foil it would be a very old boat. Take the cost of the foil and the new jib off $4,500. Is this good advice and would that make this boat worth more like $3,000 than $5,000? Also does anyone have any other knowledge of 1365, approximate age etc, I haven't arranged to see it yet and won't bother if it is too old. Hoping these questions all make sense and to soon be a member of the Nacra owners club. Cheers Howard Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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