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Free boat


I am now the lucky owner of a Ruffian 23.

I have been given her by a guy who needed more space in his barn and couldnt find a buyer.

I drove from Edinburgh to Bristol in my transit and hooked up my first boat on its trailer with new tyres, bearings, hydraulics and brake shoes!!!

Unbelievable, what a nice chap and his generosity overwhelmed me.

We had a trouble free 400 mile drive that took 9 hours.

The boat needs the hull gelcoated below the waterline. Its old coat has been planed off and ready for application.

The interior needs a bit of attention but not a lot to get her sailing. There are 5 good sails and all the ropes etc needed. Basically I have landed on my feet, the guys at the boatyard cannot believe my luck.

So hello and I will be actively using these forums for advice as I am very limited with my boating knowledge although I can sail a little.


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