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|04-09-2011 03:41 PM|
In the water or usable? she looks like she most likely floats and they say the engine runs, so ....
getting her up to snuff lots.
|04-07-2011 01:20 PM|
|deniseO30||guessing 80K here. I'm sure it's been "pilfered" of anything of value.|
|04-07-2011 11:56 AM|
Wild guess, how many boat bucks would it take to get this girl in the water? I'm thinking 20k is only the beginning.
|04-07-2011 11:34 AM|
|deniseO30||you could but even if the boat were free... rigging isn't cheap.|
|04-07-2011 11:32 AM|
I would love to own an old salty boat like that!
Instead of wooden spars, wouldn't you want to update it with aluminum ones?
|04-07-2011 09:06 AM|
|deniseO30||It's a beautiful boat. hope someone saves it.|
|04-07-2011 08:04 AM|
Those boats were designed and built glass over strip. It's a good method (not balsa) and they have a good rep. There is an ebay find in my marina, a 41' ketch that had broken masts. The owner bought it cheap, repaired the spars, and now sails a boat he could not otherwise afford.
I agree that with projct boats one has to sort through many rocks before finding a gem. But if you don't look at all you won't find anything.
|04-06-2011 11:40 AM|
|SlowButSteady||Looks like it only needs a few years of work, and a budget that would probably pay for a brand new boat, to get her in Bristol condition.|
|04-06-2011 10:08 AM|
Originally Posted by bljones View Post
For the record, we're hopefully splashing as soon as Simcoe melts (well, and Passover ends). I'm sure you're already sailing...
|04-06-2011 09:59 AM|
|bljones||zed, I'm a woodenboat lover as well, but seeing how she is stored and the fact that there are no spars makes me think that there is likely a real mess under the mast steps and in the bilge.|
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