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Still, at that price you could put on used sails and bolt on an outboard and goof arou for a few summers in light air. There's quite a gap between "tired" and "unsafe to take into a chop". I've seen quite a few boats of a certain age where "bringing them up to spec" involved ripping out all the electrics excepting the navigation lights, and using a new handheld VHF and a GPS. If you pee in a bucket and drink from a cooler and nap in a sleeping bag, you can have a very basic boat that is as safe as any, but features minimal amenities. A cruiser used as a daysailer can be a lot of fun "as is".
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