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Info on 1961 Burger 72' "Patriot"?

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Attilio, May 14, 2020.

  1. Attilio

    Attilio New Member

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    Does anyone have info.on Burger 72 ....patriot 4 sale in fla.
  2. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    No info but that's a pretty boat.
  3. classic

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    Boat is in ft Lauderdale needs some work that's typical for age .

    the Price is a little high for this at this time.
  4. Attilio

    Attilio New Member

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    Thank you for info .curious as to work needed.Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.....Attilio
  5. PacBlue

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  6. YachtForums

    YachtForums Publisher/Admin

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    About the cleanest 60 year old boat I've seen! Looks like it just emerged from a refit. Are the pics current?

    Like PacBlue said, if it passes survey...
  7. classic

    classic New Member

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    this is an aluminum boat they sometimes have issues with electrolysis in between the ribs area behind the bulkheads and places you don't see everyday but this boat has been in south Florida for a very long time, who knows how much work was done over the years . this is only inspected after a major retrofit and then you get to see the real picture. Like buying a house and then the surprises come .

    Best of luck you will have a great boat with some sharp lines.
  8. cleanslate

    cleanslate Senior Member

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    Really nice boat! Be sure to get your own hull/bottom thickness readings/report...I forget the proper term, but make sure there are no thin spots. Be there for the work/readings for sure. Otherwise looks like she is ready to go!
    Best of luck.
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    dennismc Senior Member

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    When mine was audio-gauged for hull condition the guy tried to do it thro the barrier coat which does not work too well, he was not pleased at having to crawl around in the bilges but was worth it. No issues..
  10. dennismc

    dennismc Senior Member

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    Sorry, mine was not a Burger, was a Stephens, similar scantlings.
  11. rtrafford

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  12. rtrafford

    rtrafford Senior Member

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    ....I have a library of Burger data in this class range, but this is not one of the boats I researched. A lot of knowledge about the boats in general, so happy to help where I can.

    For instance, when it comes to hull thickness and ultimately the survey, request that the owner empty the water tanks and grey/black tanks prior to survey, and have your surveyor both inspect these areas from above as well as below. With poor maintenance, these are the areas of structural concern.

    Mine is a 68 foot Hargrave. 1980 vintage. I've been in every nook and cranny.
  13. Capt J

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    Patriot was origionally owned by the Walgreens family. My friend that's a mechanic has worked on it in the past, I can ask him what condition it's in if you really want to know.
  14. Attilio

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    Thank you,I would like to get an opinion as to condition and the type of tanks fuel and water.would also like to know if it has stabilizers..thanks for your response Capt J. ....Attilio