Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Austin, Tx
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I've only owned two boats, both Catalina's that have very active associations with lots of experts to lean on. I would not consider rigging my first boat unless your getting the hull for next to free and you've got a lot of time on the water to know what it is you ultimately want - in terms of rigging. Beyond rigging, there are many other things to consider. Cabin, Engine, Head, Electrical, etc. What are the chances a boat with no rigging has all that other "stuff" in working order ?
IMHO, the cost are going to pile up because there is so much detail and every piece of that detail cost lots of $$$.
Not trying to be discouraging, but a project boat is just that. A project. If this is your first boat, get one that is ready to sail. Your experience will be much better (again IMHO).
1985 Catalina 36 Tall #404
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