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Refitting Hunter 90/JY 9 ... Doable?

I am looking at picking up a hunter 90/JY 9 sailing pram for approx $100-ish. Minor problem, it would be sans the hardware, no sailing rig, blocks, etcetera. The big however, in doing a web search, I was unable to find a supplier to purchase replacement parts. Though, am thinking I could just make my own, and buy the mainsail (which are available). The question is, if the hull is in decent/good condition, is a project like this doable? Worth it? Etc...
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Re: Refitting Hunter 90/JY 9 ... Doable?

Anything is do-able and if you are doing it for fun it sounds like a great adventure. I will bet it will be one of the most expensive boats you ever buy though
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Re: Refitting Hunter 90/JY 9 ... Doable?

Inspect the hull carefully. It is not made from fiberglass. The plastic used is known to crack from severe changes in temperature. The cracks can be repaired using a certain adhesive but there is little guarantee the resulting bond will last. If the previous owner has made such repairs you will likely find them. This is all rather unfortunate as the design was really nice that outsailed many other 9' dinghies.
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Re: Refitting Hunter 90/JY 9 ... Doable?

Thanks for the replies. Yeah, anything is "doable." Thought about that later. After further research, I've decided to forgo this particular project. :-)
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