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Re: Refurbish or scrap?

The Newport 27 was on our short list of boats we wanted anyway, so there is that. If we scrap out the boat it will probably be to go get another one just like it to put on the trailer. If we fix it up, we'll have the boat we want. At what point does it make more sense to just take what we have (basically a hull and sails) and turn it into exactly what we're looking for, vs. going out and buying something that's a little closer to our end goal?


Check your dump fees as here it's 5 cents a pound for old boat

The lead has to be clean (I scrap a lot )

The tipping point on my Cal 29 was that despite the boat being screwed in everyway Possable and someways one would not think Possable


The boat had a bunch of new stuff
1.hood stoboom/mainsail system
2.profurl R250 with 100 jib new and 150 50% used
3.170 drifter new
4.lewmar ST30 winches

If was not for the above the boat would be glass dust and it was a huge factor as all the east coast 29s had crap sails

1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

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If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
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