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  1. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Yep, nice to look at but not for me either. Master state rooms still have two single beds in most of them.
    F.M.
  2. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Well, She's on the hill getting a new name again.
    Still a great looking ship.
    Getting 3,4th hand stories, lets say rumors, she had to sell quick.
  3. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Oh, New name;
    What The Huck
  4. Saltwatergirl

    Saltwatergirl New Member

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    My husband and I are heading to WI to look at the 1962 56’ Corinthian Springtide (ex Fremont). Any information folks may have on the boat would be appreciated. Were told it has undergone a hull restoration/rebuild, but the boat has been on the hard for at least 3 years. Concern is the engines, which were rebuilt in 2003, may need another rebuild. Thanks!
  5. maldwin

    maldwin Senior Member

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    I did the 2003 refit, and would be happy to answer any questions. PM ME.
    BEST,
    Maldwin
  6. Wl3175

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    Sent you a PM I know the boat well also I looked after her while she was in chicago
  7. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    You've hit the jackpot of info on this one. I was also involved in the 2003 refit, which was performed to top standards. The boat was then maintained in the fashion of a super yacht for the remaining time in Maldwin's care.
  8. cleanslate

    cleanslate Senior Member

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    Wow! You're not kidding! Good luck Saltwatergirl. You pretty much have all you need to know to make a good decision. My boat I own now was also on the hard for three years. She started right up when launched. I think you will have the same luck from the boat's history.
  9. Saltwatergirl

    Saltwatergirl New Member

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    Spent about an hour on the boat. Interior of the boat was lovely, but in need of heavy cleaning, as was the entire boat. Sadly, it had an air of neglect that made it hard to get excited about (especially at it's current price). It's been on the hard and in a shed since 2013. Engines look to be beyond "rebuild" and leaning heavily towards "replace". Apparently we are the first to look at the boat since it changed hands in 2017...current owner bought it, never put it in the water and has left it sitting. Boat has dried so much that the wood has shrunk in places and the awlgrip is cracking. Couple of HUGE chips of gel coat missing around the water line, right down to the fiberglass.

    So we are going to keep looking. If the owner drops the price by six figures, we might reconsider, but right now, $288K seems awfully high for a neglected boat in need of new engines, new generator, probably new HVAC... But from what I heard, in his mind, the boat is worth what he's asking, despite it not having working engines.
  10. RER

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    So, the listing photos are at least six years old... and older. One shot of the transom has a third name on it besides the current and previous names mentioned in the listing. That's a bad selling strategy. Worse if the Owner's Agent does not disclose before a Buyer gets on an airplane. Overselling will get negative results about 100% of the time.

    If it still makes sense for you I wouldn't hesitate to go in with a low ball offer. Sometimes Sellers have a light bulb come on in their head and well ...I've seen deals that I never thought would happen, happen.
  11. Saltwatergirl

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    Had a very long talk with the broker before we went to see it, so knew what the "deal" was with the boat and the pictures on Yachtworld. Some of the pictures were accurate representations, others, not so much! We are 'early' in our search, so we're going to take our time. Given we're the first to look at it in 2 years, there's a good probability it may still be on the market when we finally make a decision!
  12. Paradise

    Paradise New Member

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    Saltwatergirl, did you ever buy the boat? I have a 1971 65' Huckins sport cruiser fairform flyer.
  13. Seafarer

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    Preface: Sorry for resurrecting this ten year old post.

    The damnable shame here (beyond the mistreatments and ultimate destruction of this boat) is that it likely had a ton of useful spares for the current Si-Go restoration. I’m sure it all for dumpsters and/or scrapped. So sad.

  14. Wl3175

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    Don’t see any pictures ? Where is the boat and her name