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$400K for an old Mercer hull?

That hull will form part of his estate.
I would think that would be fitted out as a completed boatl.
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Re: Is a 44' too much?

Looking for John B and the post regarding a damaged Mercer 44 somewhere in MAss. Which 44 was damaged and what yard in S Massachusetts. Thank you
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Re: Is a 44' too much?

Something to consider is that the insurance company would not have written a $200,000 check if they thought it could be fixed for less than that.

So if 1/4 of the 200K was matereals and the rest labor at $85/hr then you can expect the job to take WELL IN EXCESS OF 1,750 hours for a well trained crew with full access to a shop and equipment. ($150/000/$85/hr =$1,750 hours or 200+ 8hr days)

Also, do you have the 50K to spend on materials? You're going to have to sub some of the work out, so do you have that money as well? Loans on boats can be had, but not for repair bills.

I'd say that if you ARE currently a fiberglass worker, or rigger, then maybe this could be a do-able project. This is also the size and scope of a project that could break your back. There are many MANY boats in various states of construction languishing in boat yards and in people's back yards because people underestimated the scope of the project.

If you do have the necessary funds to fix up the boat (50-70K) AND the necessary time to devote (200+ days), then why not spend those funds and that time on a boat of the size you want, that is already set up, and go sail!

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EDIT: I just realized that I am replying to a 2 year old thread. Oh well.... the advice still stand for anyone else considering a job of this scope/magnitude.
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Re: Is a 44' too much?

Thanks for resurrecting this thread - I missed it.

I also want to know why Smack did not jump on this...
Single Handing the North Atlantic for a 4000 NM round trip in a Catalina 27 (Smack's old boat)!
... and he didn't know how to sail?

If that's not a BFS, I don't know what is...

I gotta add that without pics, it didn't happen.
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Re: Is a 44' too much?

Thanks for the heads-up herli. Do this count as a BFS?

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Does this seem like a headache? I have a 70's Catalina 27' and it's a dream. I am thinking of taking the summer off from work and getting sailing lessons, getting her fixed, and sailing her to Europe. I sailed the Cat to the Azores last summer single handed. Not sure if that's possible on this.
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The C27 is a great boat...as long as the front doesn't fall off:

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Thanks for the heads-up herli. Do this count as a BFS?



Oh hell yeah!!



The C27 is a great boat...as long as the front doesn't fall off:

Thats why you are nit supposed to make it out of cardboard...

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Re: Is a 44' too much?

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Thanks for the heads-up herli. Do this count as a BFS?



Oh hell yeah!!



The C27 is a great boat...as long as the front doesn't fall off:


Looks like lessons in rigging spring lines would be in order there. Must have been quite a surge.
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Thanks for the heads-up herli. Do this count as a BFS?



Oh hell yeah!!

The C27 is a great boat...as long as the front doesn't fall off:
Er, as long as the bow isn't CHEWED off...

Damn Texas rats....
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