Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Re: Cal 2-24 I found one!!
The guy is asking 1500.00 but this process is slow and ongoing, I'm doing research as time goes by. He's not in a hurry and neither am I which is to my advantage if I deem it to be too expensive, I'll have plenty of well thought out reasons why. The boat is sitting on a tandem axle trailer that needs some paint/corrosion work (no big deal). If I paid 1.5k, I would probably put another 1.5k (not including my labor) and then have a top notch boat. As for how good a boat it is, I think it is ideal for my situation and where I'm at. Getting it in and out of lakes around here would be a bit of a pain and I would need a dinghy in tow because of the draft. My buddy says a boom is no problem, lots of scrap yards in L.A. should be able to get an original. Oh yeah, there are 6 sails but I have not looked them over yet, waiting on a buddy to go with me that has a lot more hands on experience.
And yes I know, I could do better. If I still lived in Cocoa Beach Florida, I could find someone begging people to take away a boat. But I'm in a new Mexican desert and this guy lives down the road a couple miles, and I have tog et my buddy to haul it out if I do buy because my suv won't do it.
But the really important thing is this. I want to sail, and I want to do it as much as possible, where I am at now, with what I have available in places and resources. Why? Because I think it will greatly increase the chances that I will one day sail where it ought to be done and that I can make that transition with some experience under my belt and some useful knowledge and talent.
Last edited by Steve523; 01-06-2014 at 12:11 PM.