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post #3 of Old 12-23-2003
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Powerboat Cruising info needed

Oh boy. When was this boat built? The plumb bow makes me think it was pre 1940
What is its beam?
I had a very similar boat thirty years ago and it was old and tired then. This one may be in better shape, but if you are talking refastening - you are talking project boat and the odds are that - even if you do the work yourself - you will never recoup your investment plus whatever money you put into it.
Second my boat had a narrrow beam and had a tendancy to roll - really roll. Not sure it is suited for anything that smacks of off shore. Unfortunately there is no ICW on the West Caost.
Third you are handy - good. a mechanic - even better. But be aware that carpentry on a boat involves curves in more than one direction.
Fourth get a survey.
Fifth do you have a boatyard where you can do all this work? You will need lots of power and tools at hand.
more later perhaps
Todd V
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