Buckler 23' / 24': information sought

Discussion in 'Motorsailers' started by Rachael, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. fredez
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    Yes, I really mean £250
     
  2. alijhood
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    From where? would you recommend bucklers?
     
  3. fredez
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    I don`t know anything about them, only what other people told me, that the Bucklers is a good sailer, but very very slow, ( the price was nice:)
     
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    great thanks fredez. Do you have any more pics of her? I am thinking to get one and would like some ideas, and yours looks so good.
     
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    Hello, i came across this thread on the net and just had to reply! myself and 3 friends this winter purchased a Buckler 24, also known as a buckler ketch, or buccaneer. we paid the small sum of £280, and shes full working and has all her sails and new upholstery. our one is also the buckler that was featured at the 1979 boat show. what amazes me most, is the amount of room on them! we have happily had 7 stay in the rear cabin! :)
     
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    shes now currently being turned black with a white deck, as the white gel coat is in such bad condition, we are hoping for the full pirate ship look! :)

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    this is a painting of ours that was commissioned in 1998 by the previous owner
     
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    Great Pictures! Do you have any of the interior? did you really mean £280?!
     
  9. alijhood
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    is it a bilge keeler? How does it sail?
     
  10. owene6
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    i wil upload some pictures of the interior soon, well its a long story, it started at an asking price of £500, but myself and my friends thought we would try a cheeky offer of £300, and he simply said "im in a good mood, you can have it for £280" and that was it, done deal :D shes a single keel, under power she happily runs along at 5 knots, shes in need of a new antifoul and scrub so im hoping we could get a bit more out of her after this. we havent sailed her yet, but we shall before long, and will keep you posted!
     
  11. joebrindle
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    I'm also in on the £280 buckler. I was wondering if anyone knew any history about this boat. Like how many it sold etc
     
  12. alan white
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    Dunno much about the boat, but the spreaders need to be tilted up a few degrees. The shroud to spreader inside angles should be divided equally above and below the spreaders. Is that cockpit a bit wet sometimes? I'm also curious about the inside. Must be gigantic.
     
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    anyone have a trailer I could buy for a beast like this?!
     
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