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Re: Bit by bigger boat bug - strip the old boat or refit new one?

The stuff you leave on the old boat probably won't add much, if any, to the selling price. It may make it easier to sell, however, esp if there are a few other similar models for sale nearby that are lesser equipped.

Some things make sense to transfer, other stuff maybe not.

As an aside.. in '92 we made an offer on a 40' sloop, surveyed and proceeded to sea trial. When it came time to put the genoa cars on the track, both cars were undersized, the tracks were 1 1/4", the cars 1".... wtf?? The mildly embarrassed seller (a two boat owner) had tried to swap the cars with inferior ones from his other boat. Clearly he hadn't tried them out. After an hour's delay as he went home to 'find' the parts, in the end we proceeded with the deal and had a great 12 years with the boat.
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