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post #5 of Old 02-16-2003
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Looking for Fixer upper Cruising Sailboat

Searching boatyards near you is probably the best bet as suspect that you will have to work on her where she is before you can move her to a more convenient location. They are out there - and although you can save much $ by doing yourself - be prepared for some expensive parts and have a lot of time available. There may be a good reason that the boat was abandoned. It is very easy to put more money into a hulk than it will ever be worth. You might also look for slightly more expensive boats with less expensive fixes.
Also realize a variety of skills may be needed from carpentry to mechanic to rigger to fiberglassing.

good luck todd
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