The boat I was going to buy over thge winter has sadly been sold to someone else. I have a budget of up to £1000 for the boat and will be sailing it from Weston. Any advice? I used to have an NSM 2 which i sailed on restricted water in Putney but may need a different design.
How brave are you? ....if you are getting married I'd save the dosh for the inevitable overspend!!
Theres a good NSM 4 in your range near us in Warwickshire, it's on the for sale list - I'll have a wooden 'tales for sale in a couple of weeks - once the varnish dries! mail for photos if you're interested
I remember sailing against Nirvarna, at Salc.(3yrs.on the trot)nice fast Turner built NSM4. It,s on for £950
Flog the sails you bought and put the money toward one of those Canterbury Tales on the list which are bargains at 2K and already have carbon rigs (and one presumes sails to suit). Also, there might be a bit of room for negotiation.
Nirvana (3361) is the outstanding sub £1k ship on the list.
Unfortuately I cannot justify 2k this year with getting married. So may just buy a sub 1k boat for this year and rather than buy any extra bits just upgrade at the end of the season. it is mainly for club use this year as the future wife is fairly new to sailing so do not envisage being too competitive this year.
I agree the NSM4 3361 looks breat value and is in your budget! Start there and we hope to welcome you to the fleet
I've got 3381, Seventh Wave. It's also a Turner MSN4, 1986 vintage. A fantastic boat.
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I have 3396 "Rocket Science" a Turner NSM4,complete with Rapide combi, good sails,good cover, twin carbon poles etc. in quite nice condition which could go for around £850.She who must be obeyed has agreed to my having an expensive modern boat to compliment 3031 which I have owned for the last 33 years.Only 14 miles from Weston S.C.!Email if interested.
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That sounds like a bargain I think. I would do that!!