Help with prices - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-28-2005
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Craigy is on a distinguished road
Help with prices

Can someone help me with apporximate prices for:

-rebuilding a volvo m2 engine
-new standing rigging for a gemini catamaran (including an insulated backstay)
-a set of sails for a gemini (main, jib, foresail)

Thank you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 01-28-2005
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 50
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
gunnyman is on a distinguished road
Help with prices

Gemini has a web site you can join and get somew great info on their boats. When I started looking for a cat I joined Gemini Gems, I think $10 bucks and got some great scoop. Didn''t buy Gemini but got some great info from cat sailors.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 01-29-2005
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,120
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 13
WHOOSH is on a distinguished road
Help with prices

Craig, here''s my cut at your Q''s:

1. There''s no way you can expect an answer to a rebuild without knowing how much of the internal hardware you plan to replace, how hard it is to find (how old the engine) etc. Talking with a local Volvo mechanic and ballparking a basic rebuild is the best you can do.
2. Count the number of approx lengths of the Gemini rig wires, add in the insulator (2 add''l connectors) and take that info to your local rigger; he can give you an estimate based on producing the wire + connectors with and without labor. You want to quote local, not from someone like me from some other location.
3. Call a regular vendor (e.g. Cruising Direct, North, etc.), cite the boat (you may need to know the year, as the Gemini design has changed at least once) and they can offer you a standard quote. Pick the vendor based on the quality of sails you plan to ultimately purchase. And/or call the Gemini Builder and ask one of Tony Smith''s folks to offer a ballpark quote; bet the can come as close as the loft for a given build quality.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Old 02-05-2005
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
FalconEddie is on a distinguished road
Help with prices

I have to agree with Woosh 100%, but I would add two other things. First, spend a little time searching for a good used replacement engine as well, and especially see if a Yanmar might work. I have been in yacht service for 25 years and we ALWAYS had some good used sailboat engines hanging around the yard.

Secondly, really do a good job of checking out EXACTLY what you need to know about the rig, so you will sound intelligent to riggers when asking for the quotes, then submit quotes to every shop you acn locate, nationwide. You will probably have to pay shipping no matter what, so bite the bullet and put together a good quote request. It''s hard, but well worth it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
yachtworld prices pmills42255 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 31 03-24-2010 08:48 PM
Difference in boat prices? mvicsail Boat Review and Purchase Forum 25 01-09-2002 05:10 AM
How to book premium charters at discounted prices Mama_Cocha Chartering 0 12-31-2001 06:50 AM
NADA''s prices umpy Boat Review and Purchase Forum 7 12-18-2001 08:59 AM
Prices.... VIEXILE General Discussion (sailing related) 0 12-14-2001 12:34 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:33 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.