Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Re: do I want this boat?
Sounds too good to pass up. Only a couple of things I would want to know before I took title.
First, could she be sold? She may be free, but you will want to trade one day and have responsibility for her. These are inexpensive boats, so any major need for repair will fully exceed their value and you'll never sell it. Disposing of a boat is very difficult.
Second, how much will it cost you to have her in the condition you will want her in? Bottom paint should not be a problem. Sails, standing or running rigging, does she need an outboard, any decking or topside paintwork, etc, etc. If any are unsafe, you have no choice. However, individual standards can play a big part in whether you dump a ton of money into any boat. Just be comfortable with what you are getting into.
If these work out, you have the golden egg, go for it !
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In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.