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Re: Beach Cats in Rehab!
Unfortunately - no sailing today. Non-stop rain and zero wind. The GR record will have to wait until next weekend.
cc - the "would you do it again" question is a tough one. On the one hand, I bought a fixer-upper so me and my young boys could have a project together. However, much of the work was a little too technical for their abilities at this point. So that didn't work out as well as I'd hoped.
In all, I'd have to say I wouldn't do it again. I'd find a cat in good shape...ready to sail. If I spent a grand to buy it, I wouldn't be out any money. AND I'd have been sailing for those 100 hours I was working. I'm not a big fan of boat work. I much prefer the sailing.
It's the classic boat trap though. The $200 purchase price is much easier to justify than the $1,000. But either way, you're going to spend it.
All that said, we've got a very cool, very rare catamaran that is truly ours. We can't wait to take her out.
S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40