Re: Do you really know and trust your boat?
I would love if I could afford a boat that is ready to sail, but in all honestly I am too poor to be allowed to own a sailboat and this is just a way I snuck in the back door. After buying both boats on trailers, taking literally everything off the rotten 73 and disposing of the hull and selling the extra trailer I have everything to put a boat together including some performance parts for about $1000 or so.
I have no interest in a boat too small to have a cabin and no use for a boat that can't be trailered and ramp launched, unfortunately that's a $3000 boat minimum (if its old and and not much more than functional) around here without finding some crazy good deal.
I really just need to not be so picky about the technical details, its not in my price range.