Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
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Re: Sad demise of an old C&C
All depends on what you want, or, need. I'll bet one could get this boat for $500. With a grand spent on some new running rigging and a used main one could be out on the water.
That doesn't mean I would want to take it cruising or even on a vacation. However, if I didn't have a boat and just wanted something fun to daysail...
Take everything out from the cabin but tools and hardware. Put her out on a mooring in an inexpensive marina. Close the through hulls. Sail when you can. Putz around on little projects when it's hot and windless.
When you are ready to move on, sell it cheap, give it away, or donate it.
When it's sunny and 10 - 15 on a close reach you won't notice warts.
Lots of people do more with less.