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Has anyone on here raised a sunken sailboat?....I have...

Like the title asked, has anyone ever salvaged a sailboat that sunk. About 3 weeks ago a Columbia Challager showed up in our local boat graveyard. I watched it for a week and then spent 2 weeks getting it up. Ive got it anchored in the anchorage now. It was a pretty good challange to make it float. Doesnt have holes or leaks. It looks as if someone stuck it in the small creek and it layed over to the point to where it couldnt right itself. I used a long rope and a come-a-long to pull it back upright. Lucky for me theres a 50'ish trawler in the graveyard that i could use as my base. The boat seems to have a rudder issue as it has alot of play in the tiller. Its going to be a pain to clean up. Its got 1/4'' barnacles all over the starboard side and pluff mud inside. Now for the pics. I didnt get a good one of it at anchor, but ive got one.

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