Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
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buying first boat - need advice
This is my first post, so hopefully I put it in the right place. I am looking at buying my first boat, and I heard about a Lightning for sale in good condition hull, sails, and trailer, but no mast. Apparently current owner snapped it in a regatta. The boat is super cheap, but after looking around for awhile, I haven't been able to find a mast. I know people build these boats all the time, so I thought the masts would be readily available, but where and for how much?
Even if I find a mast, is $500 a good deal for the boat, sails, and trailer? I haven't seen it yet, but all I know is that it is older with fiberglass hull. Everything is of course hypothetical right now, but I want to see if it is a viable purchase assuming that the boat is in good condition.