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Re: Lash Me To The Mast Before I Buy A Boat!
If it were possible to buy a fixer upper and economically make it as good as the comparable boat in good condition for less money, an industry would be providing rebuilt boats by the hundreds. There are exceptions to every rule, but don't bet on finding one.
There's not much way to do it and make a profit
but you CAN do it for less than the cost of a very good boat - you can't put a price on your time though.
I've done it a couple of times and spent less than a good one would have cost.
Tim Lackey seems to make a living doing rebuilds commercially as well but I doubt he has much competition.
You do have to go into it for the enjoyment & satisfaction of the work rather than to get a cheap boat.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.