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I would suggest that any boat between 35' and 40' in your price range is going to need more than a new head, laminates, and headliner. Unless it has been replaced recently (not likely at the prices you are thinking of) the rigging will need replacing and probably turnbuckles as well. If the electrical is original ditto. And there are items like soft decks which most boats have somewhere. Your 10k won't go far. Better to look for a boat that is newer and in better shape for more money that needs less.
Again, good information. What IS a good number for refit? If I can budget it, it can be done. This is not a boat I am running out and buying this year or next. So, if the average refit is 20K, 30K or whatever (which I find hard to believe) I need to know.
BTW - this original topic was just about refitting the interior and had specified the boat has having good bones, i.e., not requiring engine replacement, not needing new running rigging, not needing new decks, or any combination thereof.
When buying this boat I can wait as long as necessary to find the right one but when that time comes I don't want to flake out because the wife doesn't like the cushions.
Last edited by zboss; 08-15-2010 at 05:08 PM.