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post #22 of Old 09-18-2012
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Re: Back-up motors


A couple of thoughts:

- Trucking the boat down's not gonna be cheap; if you can't afford the time to take it down yourself, either a volunteer crew or even a delivery captain may be well worth considering.
- Since it's been used "sparingly," a shake-down cruise of some sort is certainly in order before you take her off-shore. Things that aren't used/exercised tend to deteriorate and often fail when put to the test after an period of inactivity.
- If you do intend to invest in a new foresail, check out Bacon's in Annapolis for a decent used sail. Seems to me that buying a new sail right before you sell the boat is almost guaranteed to lose you money.
- If you do decide to truck her down, then make sure the folks recommissioning her at the Florida end know their business and do a very thorough job -- if they don't, you may find your entire vacation period next summer will be spent at or very near the dock.

BTW, we keep PorFin at HHN in Deale. Where's your boat and what's her name?
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