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Devilfish55



Joined: 29 May 2020
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City/Region: SeaTac
State or Province: WA
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:32 pm    Post subject: 22' Angler or Cruiser wanted- around 20k PNW Reply with quote

Looking to buy an older c-dory 22' angler or cruiser. I'm starting a dive operation out of Seattle. Will travel to neighboring states of WA.
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hardee



Joined: 30 Oct 2006
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City/Region: Sequim
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C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck in your search. This site (C-BRATS) is a really good place to find them first. And lots of great info on the boats here too. Best advice, know what you want, have $$$$ ready, and be willing to travel. The good ones will show up and sell QUICK so .. . . (re-read that last sentence.) You will be lucky to find either a Cruiser or Angler for 20K. But, if you are willing to look at a Classic, which has some of the attributes of the Angler, the larger cockpit, and some of the Cruiser, useable V-Birth space but no galley or rear passenger seat, You are in the price neighborhood.

Harvey
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thataway



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C-Dory Year: 2007
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To add to Harvey's excellent advice--, be prepared to put money down to hold the boat until you can survey and sea trial it. A boat at that price may need some work, some cosmetics and perhaps a new engine. So look at the total cost.
If you are going with a diving venue, then you may be off better with the Commuter version and bench seats. The number of divers you can handle in a 22 is gong to be limited.

Also this is a situation where the 19, with the cockpit size of the 22, but open may be a good buy, and less expensive. For example a 19 with good gear, which needed some trailer work and some cosmetics sold for $10,000 in FL. It was flipped. I did a 400 mile road trip to survey the boat (pro-bono) and advised the original person who was interested against buying the boat, but for someone knowledgeable it was a real buy.

There as a 22 which sold in the $12,500 range not too long ago.

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Devilfish55



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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice! It's really helpful. As for the number of divers, I will be using the boat for a small operation max 4 divers but also as a pleasure fishing and camping boat. I've looked at one 1983 classic but it needs a lot of TLC and the main motor was a 2 stroke. I'd prefer to find an angler with the larger deck but still with a cabin for camping. I have not seen any Commuters... The 19' seemed small for camping. I found this one in MT. Any thoughts? It's been in storage for 2 years.

https://www.boattrader.com/boat/1989-c-dory-22-cruiser-7164025/
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Devilfish55



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still on the hunt for a 22 C dory! The person sold the boat under my belt after weeks of communication. I had planned to make the drive to Montana to buy the boat and they sold it the day before... Not happy about that. Anyone out there selling?
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thataway



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll repeat myself:

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be prepared to put money down to hold the boat until you can survey and sea trial it.


If you see a boat you think you are interested in--get adequate photos and get a deposit on the boat--that reserves it. The owner can take back up offers.

I understand disappointment at not getting a boat. But after xx amount of time and someone shows up with $$ in hand.....the boat gets sold.
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hardee



Joined: 30 Oct 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seconding what Bob said.

I was number x on the waiting list for 6 months before I found my boat, sitting in a yard. The first conversation with the owner was only, "what is your address, I am sending you a check overnight mail and then when you have that we can talk price, details and delivery."

First, nail down your purchase option as number 1, then follow with confirmation of satisfactory survey and mechanical inspection. Sorry, I should have made that more clear first, but these boats can really go fast.

Harvey
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