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post #6 of Old 12-23-2003
slipacre
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Powerboat Cruising info needed

Let me ammend that. Get a survey first. And you may have trouble finding a surveyor who really knows wooden boats. If there is a serious problem find out about it before you fall in love with this boat.
The hull looks old, the cabins more recent.
But you will be lucky if all it needs is refastening, and that is a huge job. Don''t know what your price range is, but unless this boat is nearly a gift, and you have a LOT of time to devote to it. Look at other classics an - old ELCO might be worth salvaging - one final thing you are planning on moving to a different boat for Mexico etc - realize that selling this boat will be problimatical and will not get you what you think it is worth - seeing how you will have put much blood into it by then. We are talking blood equity here.
Todd V
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