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Cost of Preparing Old Boat for Cruising

Ran across this interesting post on the SSCA forum. Thought that those of you considering the purchase of an older boat for long distance cruising might be interested. I am NOT saying you have to spend this much...but it is a most interesting list of things to do and one which you can use to determine how ready a particular boat is for cruising and the cost involved in making a particular item "ready". Enjoy...

http://64.70.221.24/DiscBoard/viewto...=1523&start=30
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I looked at the list and many of the items on it would be needed for off shore cruising on a new boat, especially the big ticket items. New boats sometimes require additional items since you do not benefit from upgrades by former owners.
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Eighty bucks for a latch on the door to the Head seems extreme but, if you need it...you need it.

Could be tough on the crew !
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7000 for a stuffing box and engine controls? you can get a boat repowered for that much. That guy just poot a whole bunch of kids for those salesmen through school!
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I think you misread the price.

Boat Yard: New Brass through hulls
Sand and Bottom Paint, Osmitic Blister Repair of Keel
New SS Drive shaft, New cutlass bearing
Stuffing Box Repacked, New Throttle and Gear Helm Controls $7,001

That's what was done for 7 grand. Still expensive, but a lot better than just stuffing box and engine controls

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7000 for a stuffing box and engine controls? you can get a boat repowered for that much. That guy just poot a whole bunch of kids for those salesmen through school!
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You are right - my mistake. $7K for that is a lot closer to reasonable.

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I think you misread the price.

Boat Yard: New Brass through hulls
Sand and Bottom Paint, Osmitic Blister Repair of Keel
New SS Drive shaft, New cutlass bearing
Stuffing Box Repacked, New Throttle and Gear Helm Controls $7,001

That's what was done for 7 grand. Still expensive, but a lot better than just stuffing box and engine controls
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