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Interested in a vagabond 24 Aug 2018 11:29 #88061

Thank you all for the great advice and suggestions.
As soon as I get back from vacation I have some possibilities
to focus on. I know I will have lots of questions in the future.
The process has started!
Clayton

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Interested in a vagabond 20 Aug 2018 00:43 #87796

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Dan, that boat looks like it had a bimini top on it at one time.

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VinTin wrote: Better than my daily driver which has me thinking.

i thought i smelled somethin burning........:mums:

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Interested in a vagabond 19 Aug 2018 23:23 #87783

Looks to be a solid boat. I see a bird likes it too....

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Interested in a vagabond 19 Aug 2018 15:46 #87766

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More photos of my 1958 Vagabond. Hull is in very good shape. Better than my daily driver which has me thinking.

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Interested in a vagabond 19 Aug 2018 02:40 #87754

Thank you all for the guidance and wonderful suggestions!! I sure if I find one I’ll will have a ton of questions.
Thanks a bunch!!!
Clayton

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Interested in a vagabond 18 Aug 2018 15:11 #87738

Rick is right. Shortly after you have bought your boat you will be kicking yourself because something cheaper, better and closer becomes available. I got so impatient looking for my first Feathercraft that I eventually gave in a bought a Crest Liner Jet Streak I had to make a 35 hour round trip to pick up. Of course, shortly after putting a big deposit down on the Jet Streak, a very nice FeatherCraft turned up less than an hour away. Which explains why, to my wife's chagrin, I now have both. I told her we could decide which one to keep after a summer of using both but at this point, I'm going to have a hard time giving up either one.
One thing that has been helpful is that the people who show up at the dock when I launch talk about their multiple boats in front of my wife. I will say "Did you hear that? This man has six boats." I'm hoping that after hearing that enough times, instead of feeling annoyed at the presence of two boats in the backyard, she will feel grateful that there aren't six.

The last time out in the Feathercraft, the engine quit. A man turned up to rescue us a short time later who said he had two FeatherCrafts at home. What are the odds of that happening?
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Interested in a vagabond 18 Aug 2018 12:18 #87734

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rushwal wrote:

kmotawi wrote: How does it go....?

Good luck finding your FIRST Feathercraft.


Yeah... they're a lot easier to find once you've found one


And once you buy that first one, three more will turn up within 50 miles of you, for half what you paid, and in better shape. Murphy loves Feather Craft boats. :)
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kmotawi wrote: How does it go....?

Good luck finding your FIRST Feathercraft.


Yeah... they're a lot easier to find once you've found one
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Interested in a vagabond 17 Aug 2018 18:08 #87687

sgower wrote: Your best bet is when you find one post pictures of it and it will be easier for any of us to tell you the good and the bad.



If you find a really good one you might want to just buy it before you let this bunch know where it's located :biggrin:

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