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A GRP Lotus 9.2 has come across my radar as a possible purchase but I have no personal experience of them. What are they like to sail single or short handed? How tender are they? How wet are they? How do they handle heavy weather? Could they get a Cat 1 if desired? Any issues or things to be aware of as they have aged? Weak points? What's the current purchase price range, not the advertised price range?
The aardvark's brother and sil are now seriously looking for their next keeler. Specification wish list includes: approx 30-32ft. They are moving up from a Raven 26, so Lotus 9.2 or similar is their mark, could go a bit bigger. Probably not a Townson or Stewart. Cruising focus walk-on - do-ups are not in the mix, but regular maintenance is expected accommodation for 4 plus, separate head with handbasin fridge and reasonable galley configuration. Pressure water preferred, hot and cold would be great but not essential single handed operation - the sil is not
I h ad this Lotus until the Auckland storm hit, and wrote it off. The hull was badly damaged and the quote for repair was over $50 grand. It's a wooden boat and the hull was pulled off the stringers and keelson. It was "repaired" by a bloke who bought it off the insurance company, in a week and has been sold on. I have been unable to determine who the new owner is. I'm concerned that someone has bought it and doesn't know that the repairs have only been done on one side, and the other, under the water tank and sink etc has not been done. I'd hate to think of someone out in it in rough w