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Re: What is this??

You RC boat looks like my buddies Eleven Metre One Design. It hit 20 kts surfing Saturday night it winds 35-gusting to 50. No spinnaker...just main and jib.
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ure boat is a cute carter 37 §§§§§§§§§§§§§§§
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Re: What is this??

Damn, that's a hard boat to walk away from. Looks very sporty.

Dude, that boat is in BAD shape. She can be saved, if you take the following points into consideration:

1. You will never, EVER get your money back out of her. Ever. Don't even try.
Rebuild her for love, not for profit or investment.

2. You must avoid the "Project Boat Death Spiral":
You buy the boat, start the re-fit, it becomes overwhelming, you quit, the boat decays further in your yard until it is unsalvageable.

You avoid the Project Boat Death Spiral by:

a. Making this your one, and only project. No cars, motorcycles, houses, etc.
b. Having the unequivocal support of your wife/family. If you don't, you will fail.
c. Budget carefully.
d. Remain motivated. You must make some kind of improvement or repair every week, no matter how small. You are literally fighting entropy (time). Even small improvements can keep your morale, and motivation up. Even cleaning the boat can help, when budget limitations keep you from pumping any money into her for a week or two.

Yeah, it can be done but it's a serious undertaking.

Good luck.
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ure boat is a cute carter 37 §§§§§§§§§§§§§§§
Thanks SO much for this info. But now I hate that you did, as when you see a photo like below of the boat in it's prime shape, .. ugggg, ... so hard... soooo hard to resist.

Bubblehead. Thank you, and yes I get this, from experience. It's why I walked away from it , until Chorus had to chime in! ;-)
DAM YOU CHORUS!!

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Six Million Dollar Man Syndrome:
"We can rebuild it!"

Well, if you want a hobby...and you want to make it better than new (SMDMS), you can rebuild it using high-tech materials, honeycomb-core composites instead of plywood and other "heavy" materials...custom interior to match what you want. Secret doorways and stairs in the walls. No, wait, that's the Remington house, wrong project. (G)

Seriously. If the bones are all there are still good (including mast and rigging, and each lifeline stanchion can easily cost over $100 to replace, forgetting the pulpits) and you enjoy carpentry. Or, you can start a trade school, excuse me, "College", and help students get federal grant money to learn the highly paid career of "ships carpenter"...

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Re: What is this??

I would agree that this looks like a Carter design, but could also be a Brit Chance. Looks like later IOR-1 probably around 1972 or so.
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Re: What is this??

If this were an ugly boat, it'd be easy to say no, wouldn't it?

But she's beautiful. Nice lines, and will sail nicely too, especially upwind. downwind, the IORs were a bit skittish with that narrow stern with a kite up.

Used boom should be pretty easy to find, they're not "boat-unique" so long as the length and strength are okay.

*If* you do it, we all get to vicariously enjoy seeing her coming back to life. Just don't ask us for money ;-)
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I would agree that this looks like a Carter design, but could also be a Brit Chance. Looks like later IOR-1 probably around 1972 or so.
The appendages are very much Carter. I have not seen a chance with such a design. Also the bow of the hull, and the interior is all Carter also. At least as far as I have seen.
Guess I will head down tomorrow and take another look, hoping the bees have vacated after my first two cans of spray last week.
This may just have to be something that I at least bite the bullet to get here, and then decide.
Oh yea, I will set up a $$donation$$ site for all those that have dared encouraged me.
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I am not sure this is any encouragement but we had to set off a bomb to deal with the wasps and bees when I surveyed Synergy.
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