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Re: newbe question about freshwater tanks

For $800 you can low ball someone and get a fair-condition, ready to sail 22-25' sailboat that has a better reputation and doesn't look so weird.

To each their own, though. Good luck - I'd keep the water tank if you get the boat, it doesn't hurt anything being there and empty, and people like to wash their hands with fresh(ish) water more than lake water.
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Re: newbe question about freshwater tanks

How clean is the lake water? A filter will remove biological contaminants, but it won't remove hydrocarbons (fuel) or pesticides. I filter a lot of water from back-country ponds and lakes, but typically won't filter from large bodies of water with lots of motor traffic and runoff.

If the water is safe after filtering then I'd recommend a gravity filter (MSR and Platypus make good ones). They will filter about a gallon of water in 5 minutes with no work on your part. A pump style backpacking filter is slightly smaller but will filter a gallon of water with 5 minutes of continuous pumping.
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If you do get it, I would not use carpet on the floor. I would even use the most slip resistant vinyl tile I could find before using carpet, as it is just a mold factory in a boat.
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Re: newbe question about freshwater tanks

Reinell 26 has some fans. The boat is not a total dog but I would not call her pretty...
If it is in a decent shape overall, why not keep her and get a feel for sailing that size boat. just don't sink too much money in it.
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Re: newbe question about freshwater tanks

If the boat requires new bulkheads then there is a fair investment and work effort before you can even sail it. Not having a good interior will make it harder to sell when you out grow it. Those are good reasons to look for a better boat.

"Free" boats rarely seem to be really free. I think most are probably more expensive than decently cared for but simple $5000 boats.
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Re: newbe question about freshwater tanks

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Reinell 26 has some fans. The boat is not a total dog but I would not call her pretty.......
The hull is actually a Gary Mull design and ought to be similar to the California Ranger 26.. but the deck and, I think, the execution is sup par, esp the finish materials used below (IIRC a mohair style of headliner.. carpet everywhere (agree with miataPaul about that).. again, better boats are easily available, ultimately cheaper than what this one is likely to end up at.
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