Sea Sprite 30

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Sea Sprite 30

Postby Brodie » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:18 pm

Went to Annapolis to look at a Sea Sprite 30 on Monday....posted a bunch of pics here: http://gsosun1.gso.uri.edu/~brooke/Sea%20Sprite/

I know all you folks will love looking at these. The short story is that the boat is VERY clean, basically original, but probably needs a new fuel tank as the current one is weeping a little.

Sorry for the short post but I shut my right index finger in the car door today so typing is not the easiest...peruse the pics and if anyone sees anything weird please let me know. Will keep everyone posted as to what happens!
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby earlylight » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:25 pm

Wow, she looks exceptionally clean. Thanks for the great eye candy. :-) What year is she?
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Brodie » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:26 am

1984...
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Tim » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:36 am

I think I've seen that boat in Maine before. (at some non-specific time in the past)

Thanks for the pictures. She looks pretty nice and well-maintained for her age. I'm glad to see some pictures of those hidden/non-glamorous spaces too!

Good luck.
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Figment » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:15 am

Wrong water hose, or wrong fitting at the pump, or both.
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Pet peeve here... Why do people leave the rig so loaded when the boat is on the hard???

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A very nice boat, though. What's the sail inventory look like?
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Brodie » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:56 am

I noticed that about the rig too. Oddly the shrouds were fairly loose...it was just the backstay that was tight.

Sail inventory includes the original main and a roller furling jib and 150. So new sails are probably in the near future. When the Marlin gets sold will probably dictate exactly when that happens. Because I sail so much, sails and sail handling are the first things that I'll upgrade. Cabin/cosmetics/extras will come later.
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Duncan » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:16 pm

Brodie wrote:... Because I sail so much, sails and sail handling are the first things that I'll upgrade. Cabin/cosmetics/extras will come later...

Atta girl!

I crawled through a C.E. Ryder boat a few years ago, and the hull work (hull-deck, chainplates, tabbing, etc.) seemed bulletproof.
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Bluenose » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:18 pm

Pet peeve here... Why do people leave the rig so loaded when the boat is on the hard???


One of the things I quite like about having tackle on the backstay. Easy on and off mast bend. I relax ours after every sail.

Great pics, thanks.
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Brodie » Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:16 pm

This particular boat doesn't have any way to adjust the backstay except for the turnbuckle. yet another thing I plan on changing.

We reached an agreement on price this AM! Need to schedule a survey and sea trial now, very exciting!
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby SeaDog » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:22 pm

Brodie: Nice pics and great find. She has great bones and will be a great source of pleasure going forward. I picked up a SS34 a few years back and she was in similar condition - best thing I've done (perhaps you could say I live a boring life?). Enjoy!
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Sailordave » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:38 pm

Were the size not an issue I would have looked seriously at this boat. Catches my eye every time I drive through the yard. Glad someone bought here who will (hopefully) take really good care of her! Congratulations!
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Brodie » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:59 pm

Survey is scheduled for Nov 30th...a little delayed because of the holiday.

Small world, Sailordave! She is right at the end of the row; I picked her out as soon as we drove into the yard not even knowing where the boat would be. Give her a pat for me if you're there over the winter - I'm not planning on going down for the survey, so I probably won't see the boat again until she arrives in RI in the spring.
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby David VanDenburgh » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:15 am

Very pretty boat. She shares some similarities with the Cape Dory. Love those designs. Best of luck.
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Re: Sea Sprite 30

Postby Sailordave » Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:49 am

Yeah, it's amazing how a boat w/ great lines will catch your eye. I saw ARTFUL DODGER online but didn't want a boat that small. Forgot about it until a few months later when I was driving through the yard and saw that nice sheer. Went over to look and saw the HIN and realized OH YEAH, I remember this boat.
Same thing happened yest. Saw a really sweet boat wayyyyyy off in the distance on the hard and when I went to look it was a Sea Sprite 34 that the owner and I have been trying to hook up to take me sailing. Didn't recognize the boat on the hard at that distance.

Hope all goes well for you. Are they going to splash the boat for a sea trial? Let me know if you want someone to go along and watch!
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