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A year ago I bought a Catalina 30 for $4300. It's my first boat and I wanted a project so that I could learn as much as possible. So far it has cost me THOUSANDS. I'm not sure how many...and don't want to know. I do believe it is no where near the $20000 you mentioned though.

The only things that matter to me are how much I've learned and the pride I get from a job well done.

I would say that it is possible to for $20000...but you have to do ALL the work yourself.

My complete refit is taking completely too long!
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New rigging for Catalina 30

I'm having the rigging inspected on my 1979 Catalina 30 on Tues. IF she needs new standing rigging, what would be a guideline of cost?
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Less than 2k if you do it yourself including turnbuckles. Up to 5k if a pro does everything. That is based on a 32' boat a neighbor owns and his new rig, professionally done, was 5k. I figure my 27' boat will cost me about 1500 - 1600 doing it myself (except the swages) including new turnbuckles. I am replacing the main chainplates but that is not included in this price.

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Doesn't Catalina offer kits for this? You might check with the Catalina owners' sites....

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