John Anstice-Brown's MacGregor 19

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quentin.sands
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John Anstice-Brown's MacGregor 19

Some of you will have read in the recent MacGregor magazine an article written by Simon Anstice-Brown about his adventures with his father John on his 19. The boat was an impetuous purchase from the Boat Show and went on to serve the family well, with many adventurous cruises. I spoke to Mrs Anstice-Brown today and she now wants to sell the boat which she says has been on the drive, unused for the last 10 years. She thinks the engine is in good order - a grandson said so - but she wonders about the trailer which she says looks in poor condition. She asked me what I thought it might be worth and, having followed a few recent 19 sales, thought that between 5 and 8 was a possible figure but impossible to say without knowing its condition, spec etc. I suggested that ebay is as good a place as any to sell a boat like this.

Before she goes down that route I said I would put the word out on the forum to see if there is any interest from within the MacGregor community. I also wondered if we might be able to help out in another way. Is there anyone who lives within striking distance of Hitchin, who could visit the boat and assess it's condition? Perhaps take a few pictures and note details that might be included in an inventory, should it eventually find its way onto ebay? Assessment of the trailer's condition will be particularly important.

If anyone out there thinks they might be interested in buying the boat or thinks they can do the assessment, I'd love to hear from you and I will then put you in touch with Mrs A-B.

Thanks

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

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Tom O'Brien had expressed

Tom O'Brien had expressed interest in a 19, and i put him in touch with the Anstice-Browns back in the summer. I haven't heard any follow-up, I take it Tom decided not to go ahead.

Tom: did you actually go and take a look at the boat, can you offer any comments about it?

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

keith.barton
Hi Quentin

Hi Quentin

Hitchin is within striking distance of me and I would be happy to go and have a look. I would say though that I’m new to sailing but have looked at a number of 26’s and eventually purchased, a Star 26M, also i have a good mechanical background. Let me know if you think I can help.

Keith

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Hi Keith, that's a really

Hi Keith, that's a really good and helpful offer. Let's leave it for a few days and see if anyone else shows any sort of interest and then we'll make a plan. Good to know we can definitely do something that will help. Thanks, Quentin

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

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Tom has PM'd me, he's still

Tom has PM'd me, he's still interested, but hasn't been to see the boat. He'd appreciate if someone local could take a look and give their opinion, before he considers travelling from Ireland.

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

quentin.sands
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Yes, I got that message too.

Yes, I got that message too. Let's see if any other interest or offers come through this weekend. If none do we can ask Keith if he will have a look and we can then report back to Tom. 

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

simon.armitage
I am about 1 hour away from

I am about 1 hour away from Hitchin so could meet up with Keith there, if he likes. I am not a surveyor nor a boat builder  so any opinion would be superficial and based on what I ee and can touch.

Simon Armitage

Sowenna 26M

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That's really good Simon. I

That's really good Simon. I am sure you will make for a perfect team. I think I will ring Mrs A-B and suggest that you two might pay a visit. I will then let you know and pm you contact details. Hopefully we can crack on with this although I know it's not the best time to sell. I will update when I have news. 

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

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Hello Keith and Simon, I have

Hello Keith and Simon, I have just spoken to Brenda Anstice-Brown and she is really pleased that we can help with this. Do you mind giving it a go? I suggested to her that I would ask you two to contact each other and work out a mutually agreeable time for you to meet in Hitchin and have a look. She is keen for this to happen as soon as is convenient for you. I will pm you her telephone details using the link in the members area. I have also had contact from Tom O'Brien in Ireland who is still interested in the boat but would appreciate seeing your pictures and reading your report, before making a trip across to view. I wonder if you could put something on the non-public part of the website? Rick can help with that. If Tom isn't interested then the info you glean will be useful for an ebay ad. Good luck with this and it would be helpful if you could quickly confirm with me that you are happy to give it a go so that I can tell Brenda to expect a call. Thank you.

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

simon.armitage
Keith and I plan to visit on

Keith and I plan to visit on 14th December. I will call Mrs A-B to let her know (Keith is on Holiday until 13th)

Simon

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Thanks Simon. I am sure she

Thanks Simon. I am sure she will appreciate that.

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

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