Discussion in 'Found Boats For Sale' started by Blitzen, May 15, 2019 at 10:08 AM.
Found on CL:
Wow.. looks great
That really is a nice boat. Is it mean or the wake or does that boat have a crazy lifting rail/chine on it?
I knew it looked familiar. I kept google the boat name as "blueberry", and came up with nothing of course.
wow, a lot of thought went into that...maybe too much
It's been listed for quite some time, but at this price it's a no brainer if you are looking for such a boat.........provided the hull is reasonably sound. You have to keep up with the wood work though.
how'd you like to try and sleep with those rails slapping the water all night ?
Looks like the bilge keels on large ships, except they are at the turn of the bilge well below the water surface.
Thats a crazy low price, or its a mis-print. Interesting they are calling it a Wilbur 35 - generally speaking they made 34's, 38's ect. and in the article they call it a 34.
At any rate, its way below market value unless there is some sort of inherent problem with it. Can't say I like the look of that spray rail modification they made on it, but perhaps it works just fine. (my solution would have been to reduce speed)
The Wilbur 34's are beautiful looking boats and if the 40k is correct its an incredible buy.
The problem is all that varnish, inside and out. I have a Wilbur 34 with about 10% as much varnish, and that's really too much unless you can afford to have a yard maintain it. As a 1984, that boat probably would have had a 3208 in it. Not sure what is in it now, since the engine only has 800 hours on it.
Just remember: the purchase price is only the price of admission.
The boat has been on the market for a long time. It looks like a nice boat, but you'd have to see the full equipment list to see how ready to go it really is, for however you want to use it.
We looked at a number of Wilbur 34's that could have been adapted for our intended use as a cruising boat, with the application of either a lot of time, a lot of money, or both. We ended up buying the most expensive one on the market, because it had everything we needed, even if it had more than we necessarily wanted. It saved us both time and money in the long run. The older you get, the more valuable your time on the boat becomes!
It's likely a 3208TA. That article about the spray rail additions suggested it - said had a 3208 then was upgraded to a turbo version.