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Post by GWE on Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:12 am

Hi all

Thought it was time I uploaded some pictures of MM as I've spent so much time and effort getting her into shape


Due to work and other commitments, I haven't even had chance to get out this year and it is nearly June so we'll see how much we get out this year.........

I am 'thinking' about selling her as I HATE the fact that she isn't being used and someone else could get so much pleasure out of her that I simply don't have the time for (you have all heard that before I'm sure and probably thought it yourselves.......) If you know of anyone who might be in the market for a 23, can you PM me and I will give you more details, as I say still undecided but for the right price but more important the right person..........


http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/magicmoments67/library/
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Post by steviemurf on Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:48 pm

Lovely looking boat. Very smart.  Your woodwork looks superb.
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Post by GWE on Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:40 pm

Thank you Stevie, I have to say all down to the great advice on this forum, I may not post much but I read a lot !
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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:45 pm

You can't sell her now .... get out there and use her Smile

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Post by GWE on Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:48 pm

Just got back from the USA, need to do more project work then off again next week and this weekend, gardening.... I will try and pencil an hour in sometime in August....... as I said, such a waste
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Post by GWE on Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:56 am

Hi all, I've had a few messages requesting further details so I've put some more details below.

I'm looking for £7995 ovno due to the work and new parts I've put in, that's a fair price for the condition and what else is on the market at the moment (yes there are cheaper but not in this condition).


For Sale - Magic Moments
Freeman 23 – Built 1974

Due to work commitments, I am reluctantly selling my 1974 Freeman 23 hardtop ‘Magic Moments’ which I have spent many hours and lots of money restoring and bringing her back to what I consider to be in good condition.

Magic Moments is a classic Freeman cruiser with the usual four good berths, spacious interior with a well-equipped galley offering comfortable and versatile accommodation.

In the cockpit area there is an original bench seat in excellent condition which runs the full width of the boat. There is a brand new helm seat and double opening doors leading into the cabin area.

There is a useful galley with sink, hob and cupboards, an original Freeman table to comfortably seat 4 with storage underneath and this area converts to a double berth when required.

There is a wardrobe and toilet compartment with Porta Potti (NOT a sea toilet which you can’t use in rivers) and there are V berths in the bow with an infill to convert this to a large sleeping area.


An ideal starter boat or a classic to be maintained and loved, a low air draft and economical engine making river cruising a dream (currently moored on the River Avon in Warwickshire).

Some of the features include:


  • External original fittings in good condition but some may need rechroming.

  • Original gelcoat with some minor cracking (easily repaired, job for this year), never been painted over !

  • Interior woodwork all original and in very good condition, recently varnished in most areas

  • New Window seals throughout

  • New carpets this year

  • Antifouled 2016

  • Serviced 2016

  • Has an excellent hardtop (with 2 covers - Winter and Summer)

  • Shore power operates three pin sockets throughout

  • Transom ladder

  • Original Freeman Davits (currently not fitted)

  • Humminbird fish finder / depth guage

  • Well maintained and serviced petrol engine

  • Gearbox recently serviced and in good condition
     


  • Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Certificate until 07 August 2018



 Technical Specification

Vessel name:                    Freeman 23 Hard Top
Designer:                            John Freeman
Year constructed:            1974
Berths:                                 4
Cabins:                                 1
No. of engines:                 1
Engine model:                   Ford Watermota Sea Tiger
Engine power:                  35
Fuel type:                           Petrol (Gas)
Cruising Speed:                 5 knots
Maximum Speed:           9 knots
Length over all:                 7.01m
Length at waterline:       6.75m
Beam:                                   2.28m
Maximum draft:              0.66m
Bridge clearance:             2.1m
Hull material:                     Semi Displacement
Hull type:                            Semi Displacement
Displacement:                   1685 kg
Fuel capacity:                     60 Litres


Contact me through this site or by using garethwellis@Hotmail.com

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Post by RichK on Wed May 02, 2018 11:01 am

Bump for Gareth
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Post by GWE on Wed May 02, 2018 11:15 am

Thank you Rich

The BSS is being retested in June and I don't anticipate any issues so it will have a new BSS and I am looking for around £6k as I am moving and no-where near a river so reluctant sale !!
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Post by Minerva on Wed May 02, 2018 2:57 pm

Wow..lovely 23...better than mine...great price...will be a  good buy for someone.

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Post by GWE on Wed May 02, 2018 3:09 pm

Thank you for that, yes it is and I hope it will sell to someone who has more time to appreciate it, maybe in a few years I can wind down and try again but I hate seeing something going to waste...... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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Post by BotleyBouy on Thu May 03, 2018 8:46 am

Good luck with the sale. Your boat sounds wonderful and just what I'm looking for. I wish I had a bit more in the budget. I'm sure there's someone out there who will be able to enjoy her though. In the meantime I hope you can find some time to enjoy her.

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Post by Prof Pat Pending on Thu May 03, 2018 7:03 pm

It’s worth increasing your budget if you can, I’m pretty sure that everyone on here will agree that the cheaper boats are usually cheap for a good reason, you end up spending as much getting them up to scratch as you would have done buying a better boat in the first place.

If you’re after a project and want to spend time doing a boat up of course, that’s a different matter Smile

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Post by F23 flittermouse on Thu May 03, 2018 7:35 pm

I have found with boats (and women !!!) that no matter whether you pay top dollar or bargain basement you continue to pay out more than your expected budget !
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Post by BotleyBouy on Thu May 03, 2018 7:59 pm

@Prof Pat Pending wrote:..... I’m pretty sure that everyone on here will agree that ..., you end up spending as much getting them up to scratch as you would have done buying a better boat in the first place.
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Very true. Probably more in fact.

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Post by Jed on Thu May 03, 2018 9:40 pm

That is a real bargain for 6k. It would be 8.5k on the Lancaster canal at least.
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Post by BotleyBouy on Thu May 03, 2018 11:00 pm

"There is no magic money-tree". Now where have I heard that before?  Laughing

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Post by Ybsom on Sun May 13, 2018 7:37 pm

Hello, I am certainly in the market, if this is still available, so looking forward to hearing from you.
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Post by F23 flittermouse on Mon May 14, 2018 1:34 am

Don't forget, Tony Anderson (Tugboat Tony) will move a boat that's not in your area to your selected moorings. Freeman specialist !

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Re: Magic Moments - Freeman 23 Hardtop

Post by GWE on Mon May 14, 2018 7:23 am

Morning, Yes I haven't sold yet, had a bit of interest but if you'd like to PM me we can discuss to see if it is what you are after and the current position. Thank you Flittermouse re Tony, I know the guy at my marina does it too but Tony has a great reputation so always worth a conversation !
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Post by Ybsom on Mon May 14, 2018 7:58 am

Can't find how to PM you, did you receive my email? Thanks

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Post by GWE on Mon May 14, 2018 7:59 am

Yep just got it, will be I touch in a bit
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Post by Ybsom on Mon May 14, 2018 8:12 am

Hi, the forum won't let me send you a PM until I have posted three times, so hoping this counts as a post!

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Post by GWE on Mon May 14, 2018 8:14 am

Very Happy Very Happy Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Ok, let's try this, what's the weather like where you are (reply and that's your 3) lol
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Post by GWE on Mon May 14, 2018 8:15 am

or just email me as above - garethwellis@hotmail.com
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Post by GWE on Tue May 29, 2018 1:29 pm

Hi guys, I had a couple of enquiries over the weekend but we have decided to move the boat closer to our new house and keep it for at least another year to explore the end of the Avon we haven't yet seen.

Thank you for all the kind comments and feedback (all positive which was great), if we do decide to sell next year, it will only be through this forum....... Very Happy
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