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post #29 of Old 10-25-2009
tubatooter1940
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It took me five years and 20,000 hours to completely rebuild a 19 foot wooden sloop. I made many new friends who helped me and sailed this little jewel for 17 years. When it was time for another major rebuild, I gave it away to a younger sailor who had stars in his eyes like I did. If you love a particular boat enough, the huge investment of money and time may be worth it. It was for me because I used the heck out of it, it looked like a goldplater from the past and sailed like a witch.
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