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About ozynigma

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    Brisbane, QLD, Australia
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    Cycling, Sailing, Home Theatre
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    Civil Engineer

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  1. ozynigma


    Sold through eBay for $1000 if anyone was wondering about market value of these old boats.
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    Hi, I am selling my 5.2. I have owned it for over 10 years now but it’s not getting used lately. Sail No. 1749. Built circa 1982. The boat is in fairly good condition, it’s complete and everything works Comes on registered trailer (just paid another 12 months QLD rego) with beach rollers, sail box and rigging box. I think $1500 would be a fair price. Boat will need to be picked up and towed away from Springwood 4127 QLD. You can contact me, Howard on 0438 785 630
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    Nacra 5.2 for sale

    Hi, I am selling my old 5.2. I have owned it about 10 years but it’s not getting used lately. Sail No. 1749. Built circa 1982. The boat is in fairly good condition, it’s complete and everything works Comes on registered trailer with beach rollers, sail box and rigging box. Price is very negotiable starting from $2500. Boat will need to be picked up and towed away from Springwood 4127 QLD.
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    Looking to buy my first Nacra

    Hi Barry, I probably won't take much convincing. Got the boat out at Victoria Point on Sunday and got a taste of some nice wind in the sails. But I had some rigging problems and a few things not set up right, so the boat has even more potential. Its down at BCC for some preemptive maintenance on the rigging this week. Howard
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    Looking to buy my first Nacra

    Hi Barry and Leigh, Thanks for the advice. Leigh I will definitely have a look at that set up guide. Barry I would like to catch up for a sail one day. I will give you a call some time. I live at Underwood and phone number is 3423 0076. I am planning on getting the boat out at least a couple of weekends a month over the summer to get my kids outside away from their xbox. Cheers, Howard
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    Looking to buy my first Nacra

    Hi All, Thanks for all the good advice. Yesterday I picked up my first Nacra and will be taking it out on the water next weekend. I ended up buying a 5.2, sail #1749, an older boat but generally in very good condition. It was listed on ebay at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200151514945&sspagename=AD ME:X:AAQ:AU:11 I was finding it difficult to justify (esp. to the wife) spending $6,000 or more on a decent 5.8, especially when I have no immediate plans for racing. So hopefully I will see a few of you out on the water one day, please say Hi. I reckon Cleveland will be the closest sailing club so I will have to check out joining in the next month or two. Cheers, Howard [This message has been edited by ozynigma (edited 16 September 2007).]
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    What is this boat on ebay?

    Thanks for that Leroy. Sounds like it would be a pretty competent boat then, just an issue of is it still worth $1,500 and how easy it would be to get parts for etc. Howard
  8. Hi All, http://cgi.ebay.com.au/16-Ft-Catamaran-Hydra-Sailing-Boat_W0QQitemZ220125197904QQihZ012QQcategoryZ102701QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem I went and checked out this boat last week that was originally advertised as a 16ft Nacra. It looks very Nacra with the diamond braced mast, dagger boards etc, very much in the style of the 5.8's I have been looking at but smaller. It has a boom for the mainsail and no bridle foil for the jib. Length of the hulls is 5m excluding the rudders. Is this a Nacra 5.2 perhaps? The boat has now been relisted and on the advice of another ebayer the seller is now describing the boat as a Hydra. I have no knowledge of the Hydra so I can't comment. Any comments? Thanks, Howard
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    Looking to buy my first Nacra

    Emailed you
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    Looking to buy my first Nacra

    Hi all, Thanks for your replies so far, advice and encouragement, it has been very useful. I think I will focus on the 5.8 and not be distracted by other options. There is one on the Gold Coast that I looked at last week that is about 15 years old and in very good condition. There is actually quite a few around for sale at the moment varying in asking price from $4,000 to $10,000. I have talked to BCC already, they currently have no second hand 5.0's or 5.8's for sale, I will be talking to Roscoe again when I go and pick up my Maricat in the next week or so. This is helping me narrow down my long list of questions and not sound like a total idiot when I open my mouth. I think the above advice has answered my price questions pretty well and confirmed what my research was telling me. Can anyone give me a quick rundown of the sailing club options south of Brisbane? (I have seen the Cleveland clubs website). Thanks, Howard
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    Looking to buy my first Nacra

    Hi John, Thanks for that advice. Crew weight would normally be 140kg plus, so another point in favour of the 5.8. I will have to seriously consider whether it is worth me spending the extra for a younger boat. Howard
  12. Hi All, I am new to this forum and looking for advice on buying my first Nacra. I have been reading a heap of the old threads which has helped a lot. First the kind of sailing I will be doing. I have a couple of mates who are going to teach me to sail something bigger than a Maricat 4.0 so some of my sailing will be two or three adults on the boat all around 75 - 85kg . We could drop that down to two at a time when we want to go faster. I will also be planning to take my boys out, they are 9, 11 and 13. I have no plans to sail solo. I am not sure if I will develop an interest in racing but I would like to do some sailing in a club environment. So what are the closest clubs to Underwood? Now for the boat, I am looking for a boat about 10 years - 15 years old and in good condition. I am considering both the 5.0 and the 5.8. I am thinking the 5.8 would be the more versatile boat but at the expense being more difficult to handle (in every sense). I will be looking at the local boats currently for sale on this forum, so no need for anyone to point them out. My first question on pricing is what price range should I be looking at for both the 5.8 and 5.0 between say 8 and 15 years old in good condition? I realise age isn't everything but having looked at a few boats over 20 years old, I don't want to buy one that old or close to it. Or to put this question another way, if I was only planning to spend around $6,000 what sort of age boat could I afford in both the 5.0 and 5.8? Also how much more would I have to spend to get a 5.8 less than 10 years old and is it worth spending the extra to get a 5.8 above sail number 1550? Second question on price relates to boat 1365 currently in the trading post online at $5,000. Is this good advice and would that make this boat worth more like $3,000 than $5,000? Also does anyone have any other knowledge of 1365, approximate age etc, I haven't arranged to see it yet and won't bother if it is too old. Hoping these questions all make sense and to soon be a member of the Nacra owners club. Cheers Howard