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I bought a 30 footer for 500.00.....
I had a long harangue about this project becoming a money pit, which I''ve deleted and offer only encouragement that, after you have your hull in hand, to do a realistic, conservative budget of total renovation costs before spending real money on this boat. Get local professional advice on those items outside your pesonal expertise, and don''t assume anything.
Good luck and one suggestion - you might go with an original keel so you don''t eliminate the one-sign market when you want to move on to something else.
PS - it''s confusing that a local Santana 30 owner didn''t buy this boat for parts as any useable components, such as winches, should be worth $500.