Join Date: May 2005
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As I'm rereading my post, I did NOT have to replace a motor, but the numbers are what have been quoted on here, along with two locals that have had to put in a new diesel motor, gas would probably be a bit less etc.
I was able to sail my boat initially, use it etc. Cushions if done your self, 35 yds of material IIRC, ranges from $15-100 yd ours was $30'ish, foam $1000-1500. We did upgrade the front Vee berth an inch in thickness, along with firmer foam. My salon seats are contoured, with pipeing, which added $500?!?!? The cusions were done high end, we probably could have been in the 8-10 range. Interior is wifes thing, so away we went.
True, we will probably NOT get out of it what we have put in, other than smiles, and when we went to an owners roundezvous a few yrs back, if there would have be an award for best older boat, we woul have won! A lot of nice comments.
ALong the way, new sails, probably now close to $15K for a main, three jibs, 1 AS and hopefully in a yr a symetric along with redoing most of the deck harware. While a lot of the stuff will be working, if you end up racing as I do, you will want free're working sheaves, line control carrs if you do not have them etc.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!