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Re: Full refit or Partial
Along with the reality, that sometimes buying a NEW boat can be cheaper depending upon the refit you go thru! I have about 60K in my 28' on deck boat I bought. That includes, sails, lines, interior replacement of all cushions etc. The only thing I have not replaced per say is the shrouds and stays. For an additional 20-40K or so, I could have bought a new boat 30-32' longer than I have from the same manufacture.
So the refit/build etc, can be a lot more pricey than one thinks, which is probably why many do not sail off into the horizon, they spend more time, money and energy into fixing the stuff, and tire before they take off. Where as one in reasonably good shape, or new, you can spend a year practicing, installing a few items you realize you need, then take off!
If it were in my budget, new would be my way to go about this.
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