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06-04-2007 11:20 AM
USCGRET1990 A lot of folks would love to have a boat like yours but can't afford one. So like me, they look for a cheaper project boat to fix up.(I've brought new life in to several clunkers) Therefore, selling yours as such, doesn't necessarily mean you are dumping it or throwing it away. Sounds though, like you'd really like to keep it and all that it needs is the minor stuff. Folks that race will often gut their interiors on purpose to remove weight. If you post some pics, we can get a better idea of what needs to be done.
06-04-2007 05:51 AM
Idiens Most of the value of a boat are in its hull, deck, rigging, sails and engine. They rest has a five year life span (in value). So sell the boat as is. If you really feel so boat proud about her, tidy up the topsides and give her new anti-fouling. A clean, if empty, interior is good too.

Any chance the thief was Prince Charming?
06-04-2007 02:37 AM
Originally Posted by sailaway21
What are ya hanging on to the bed for, if you've got the futon?
sentimental value
06-04-2007 02:22 AM
sailaway21 What are ya hanging on to the bed for, if you've got the futon? Raymarine's havin' a sale dontcha' know.
06-04-2007 01:41 AM
uspirate note to self: avoid Prince charming yacht insurance!= DIRTBAG
Originally Posted by sailaway21
Most of the ones with well furnished boats have unfurnished houses.(G)
Damn, reality just set in but i have a TV, bed and futon. what more do you need?
06-04-2007 01:31 AM
sailaway21 Heck, Get some new friends, ones who sail, go down and figure out the minimum you need to get her sailing. Do that much. Sinks, heads, cushions, interior trim and lights-that's all optional stuff. Lots of us are sailing around in unfurnished boats. Most of the ones with well furnished boats have unfurnished houses.(G)
06-03-2007 11:26 PM
glory68 The hull is in good shape. The deck and housing needs some paint work. The rig is in good shape as far as I can tell. The jib and main are in good condition according to the men returning her to me. I do care about the boat, and feel responsible for the shape that she has found herself in. Getting the vessel back has been a costly process. I have been told that I could sell her as is and recoup that money. I do not have unlimited funds, but really feel that I would like to do what I can to bring her back before I have to send her to a new home. I do not have any idea where to start, and do not want to waste money on things that are not important or things that a new owner would likely change. Where do I start?
06-03-2007 11:06 PM
camaraderie Suggest listing the boat on Craig's list or E-bay if it is in bad shape. Otherwise have a local broker evaluate it and tell you what he thinks it is now worth based on condition. Have him show you BUC Book or NADA values AND recent actual sale prices for similar boats and justify his position. Good luck!
06-03-2007 11:05 PM
sailingdog If you care about the boat, and have the inclination, then restoration of the boat isn't a completely unrealistic idea. It will be a bit expensive, but provided the hull, deck and rig are in good shape, you should have a relatively easy time refitting her. It will take a fair bit of sweat equity and money, but then she'll really be your boat.

If you do decide to refit her, let us know, and we'll give you what advice we can.

I would also highly recommend you file suit against Prince Charming, who sounds like a pretty low bastard.
06-03-2007 11:04 PM
glory68 No. Prince Charming handled the insurance as he had insured previous boats. Because I had no sailing experience, I let him handle most things regaring the boat. The policy was in affect for over one year, but then it was not renewed as I believed.
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