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post #22 of Old 01-31-2014
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Re: Don't have to be rich to sail

I bought a Watkins 23XL pocket cruiser for $800 and dropped another $1800 or so during the next year restoring her and in the end she was safe, dry, comfortable, and beautiful. I did all the work myself and shopped at marine second hand stores and Tractor Supply for parts. The most expensive single item was a $600 mainsail.

It was a WONDERFUL experience and certainly not out of the reach of a working man..

Good luck!
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