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.
Those are good lessons and underscore advice given here by some sages when newbies ask for boat buying recommendations.
Good Luck with your GR world record chase.
ps: The rain has been nice.
pps: CC awaits.