Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
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Look before you leap!
Before you make a jump into a 20+ year old boat that has been sunk and has a hull crack I think I would have a hard look at the "competition". This is a used boat buyers market. You can probably find a decent, never sunk, boat of the same vintage and length might be found for not too much more $$ and save a bundle on repairs to "make her seaworthy". Also, you need to have a hard look at what money you will be spending to fix and replace. Piece by piece, new hardware is way more expensive than it is when it is installed on a used boat on the market. Don't be penny wise and pound foolish, think of the total cost of repairs as well as the purchase price. And don't worry, there will be plenty of work for you on a good used boat. A boat, after all is a hole in the water to put money and effort.
Sailing on The Central Chesapeake Bay, West River, MD on my Catalina 27, Aelous II with my wife and friends.
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