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Join Date: May 2010
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For some reason the first thing I thought of when I saw that boat was Capri...just a name that popped into my head. I think Capris were made by Catalina in the 70s...and that sure looks like a 70s boat.
Many many, different boats had that same hull shape...hard to tell apart,,,but my intuition is telling me capri 27...catalina 27??? mid-seventies vintage??
You'll have some work cut-out for you...but at $150 w/ good sails, that's a good deal.
Reminds me of my friend who bought a 1966 Plymouth Valiant for $150 and drove it across the country TWICE.
Check the shape of your throughhulls BEFORE you splash her!
Wear the best 2-canister organic vapor mask you can get when you start grinding and sanding that swing keel! You don't want to be breathing that caustic iron oxide dust.
Fix ,grind and paint the swing keel, check the throughhulls, redo some simple electrics for running lioghts and a coupla cabin lights, give it a nice cleaning, wouldn't worry about painting her yet, lash an anchor onto the pulpit....and splash her. Keep it simple. A simple cheap boat like that is great for learning on. You can redo the interior later as time permits. Just use the summer for sailiong and learning and have fun! good luck! Edit: check the rudder-stock too.
"...and a star to steer her by."
Last edited by SoulVoyage; 05-10-2010 at 03:50 AM.