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efs823

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Herreshoff Eagle 22 for sale?
« on: April 08, 2019, 09:12:04 PM »
Looking to purchase an Eagle, Anyone know of one for sale?
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Re: Herreshoff Eagle 22 for sale?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 10:56:22 PM »
I have just gone into contract for one, but before I did, I did a fair amount of research, and found a lot of dead listings, but if you are on the East Coast or near it, the "next best" Eagle on my list was the one on the list linked below, offered by Ted Melpolder in VA at (804) 384-6938:

http://www.chesapeakecatboats.org/catboats-for-sale.html

He's asking $8,000 but I think he will negotiate - I talked with him a good bit about the boat, which would be a project (rudder, teak, mostly) and require some TLC as it has been left alone for some time.  (Seemed like a good guy.)

If you are up for taking on a hulk, there was also this one in FL which I investigated in February

https://m.sailboatlistings.com/view/71384

which is definitely a project boat for someone who really wants to do the boat from the hull up.  The ad asks $4,000 but I got a sense they were definitely willing to negotiate to get it off the property. 843-906-8637.

The only other listing I found which replied to my inquiry (they had just sold) was this one:
https://www.snugharborboats.com/boats-for-sale/1974-herreshoff-eagle-lake-lanier-ne-of-atlanta-georgia-6194930/
which I have used for a reference - looks like it's in terrific shape - except for the missing rudder, which would be $3,000 to replace. 

After all this research, I figured that with purchase price and repairs I would need $10,000~$12,000 to get any Eagle into the condition I wanted, with allowance for some elbow grease. Your mileage may vary. (Arey's Pond on Cape Cod sold one in Bristol condition last fall for $17,000 with all the bells and whistles.)

I am not an expert in anything, except from repeated watchings of Matt Cline's Salvation Navy videos on YouTube, which I thought were excellent in terms of showing what you may have to repair in a Herreshoff America, which is essentially the same hull, and how to do it.  (His next project is ... an Eagle.) This gave me the confidence to go shopping ... I make no guarantees on anything I say - if you like an Eagle but are a first time buyer like me, watch the Salvation Navy videos, climb all over the boat - and get a survey.

Good luck!