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post #3 of Old 12-02-2009 Thread Starter
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Yes, all are projects. Those are great pictures thanks. I don't have the skills to do an engine refit. Not afraid of trying it as long as I have little or nothing invested up front.

I am looking for 3 things: solid decks, hulls and engines that are clean with low hours. I guess I look at it like my house. Get a good roof, foundation and structure, and then finish it out the way you want. Yes, the wallpaper, trim, fixtures, appliances, etc. are where the money goes in a house, but you get it the way you want it. Is that a fair analogy for a sailboat? The rigging, sails, electronics, etc., are where the $$$ go, but you get it set up the way you want and have some confidence the rig won't fail.

At the prices I am seeing, the budget will tolerate hiring someone (costs are not so bad up here for professional help, and I suspect like other things right now are dropping too) to do some things over the winter that I would have done myself.
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