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Re: Hurican Sandy Aloa 34

Hey,

No offense, but you're crazy.

There MUST be boats in similar condition for similar money close to home. I applaud you for being willing to take a chance. I'm sure that if you have some skill and time and put in the effort, in the end you would be rewarded with a nice boat. But, you're going to spend 1000 times the worth of the boat just to get it home. It will take a LONG time and a LOT of money just to get it somewhere where you can work on it. And when you do, the real work of restoration will begin.

I've often thought of buying some old broken down boat, one with a pedigree and a loyal following, and restoring it. For that to work you need to:
-Obtain the boat for nothing (or next to it)
-Have a place to work on the boat
-Be able to get the boat to that place cheaply and easily
-Have access to material for great prices
-Have a lot of time
-Have a lot of skill

Unfortunately, I'm missing just about all of those items and I am happy with my existing boat.

Good luck in whatever you decide, but personally I think you would be much better off finding a boat close to home.

Barry
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