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post #21 of 52 Old 03-16-2007
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While i was typing you where reading my mind. Get out of there. I know where it's been and you don't want to go there
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Good idea - get both !
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Wow, thats a lot of brain power, you guys ok? No, really, good idea if you can afford it and the SC is not a total waste.

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Don't waste your time with the hunter IF you want to end up with the SC....I'm still trying to sell my Pearson 26 after buying it only 10months ago, after deliberating over the same process. There is no comparison between the 2 boats. The SC feels like a big ship compared to the Pearson. The difference in size is huge between the 2 boats. The SC has 6'3 headroom, I can't even stand up in the Pearson. I just cut the cabintop off of the SC to re-core it. Don't listen to anyone who tells you you can't do it on your own..and the materials are pretty cheap! Have the hull thoroughly checked for delamination though! I would really sit down and check out the 2 boats....you'll see the difference.
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Old hunters can be alot of work too! So you might be buying 2 projects, not a sail now boat and a project boat. If you work hard it should't take more than a year (maybe less) to finish the SC...just sail with buddies until then!
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Damn, I'm so confused and its not even my thread! Everyone has good points.
Personally, I would buy the SC and fix it. You can buy a dinghy in perfect condition with a trailer for $1500 and sail the heck out of it until the SC is ready. In the end you will be much happier with the SC. Its just a better boat, plain and simple.

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Yeah I'm considering that also. The Hunter is in good shape from what I can see. Don't know actual hull condition until I could get her lifted up and look at it, could end up with more work than I really want and certainly 1 project is enough
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Does anybody know if there's a way to find out if the hull was factory finished or kit by the hull #. I'm really thinking now I should get them both. Dry dock the SC for a couple of years and take my time with her, and learn the sailing ropes on the Hunter until I finish the SC
You know if they are that cheap and you have the three grand, hell, yes. I had my old cruiser and my newer motorsailer at the same time last season and we've never had so many days sailing...because we had two very different boats and no excuses not to go!
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Well I guess I have decisions to make. At least I know what I suspected when I started this that the SC is a much better boat, or could be depending on actual condition(i've only been able to view the outside so far). Also better suited for my long term sailing visions, virgin Islands, carribean and such. Just wish I could find out if it is factory or privately finished. It does have a plaque in the cockpit that says SC Ryder Bristol 89. Don't know if that means anything in regard to factory finish
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Another question for the mix. Is there a way to find out the owner history? You can go to the DMV and ask for a title search for a car, wonder if you can do that for a boat. Maybe you could find the original owner.

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