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03-26-2014 11:44 PM
eherlihy
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Thanks for the heads-up herli. Do this count as a BFS?



Oh hell yeah!!

The C27 is a great boat...as long as the front doesn't fall off:
Er, as long as the bow isn't CHEWED off...

Damn Texas rats....
03-26-2014 09:06 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Thanks for the heads-up herli. Do this count as a BFS?



Oh hell yeah!!



The C27 is a great boat...as long as the front doesn't fall off:


Looks like lessons in rigging spring lines would be in order there. Must have been quite a surge.
03-26-2014 08:02 PM
miatapaul
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Quote:
Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Thanks for the heads-up herli. Do this count as a BFS?



Oh hell yeah!!



The C27 is a great boat...as long as the front doesn't fall off:

Thats why you are nit supposed to make it out of cardboard...

Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk
03-26-2014 07:16 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Thanks for the heads-up herli. Do this count as a BFS?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustinB View Post
Does this seem like a headache? I have a 70's Catalina 27' and it's a dream. I am thinking of taking the summer off from work and getting sailing lessons, getting her fixed, and sailing her to Europe. I sailed the Cat to the Azores last summer single handed. Not sure if that's possible on this.
Oh hell yeah!!



The C27 is a great boat...as long as the front doesn't fall off:

03-26-2014 03:34 PM
eherlihy
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Thanks for resurrecting this thread - I missed it.

I also want to know why Smack did not jump on this...
Single Handing the North Atlantic for a 4000 NM round trip in a Catalina 27 (Smack's old boat)!
... and he didn't know how to sail?

If that's not a BFS, I don't know what is...

I gotta add that without pics, it didn't happen.
03-26-2014 03:02 PM
MedSailor
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Something to consider is that the insurance company would not have written a $200,000 check if they thought it could be fixed for less than that.

So if 1/4 of the 200K was matereals and the rest labor at $85/hr then you can expect the job to take WELL IN EXCESS OF 1,750 hours for a well trained crew with full access to a shop and equipment. ($150/000/$85/hr =$1,750 hours or 200+ 8hr days)

Also, do you have the 50K to spend on materials? You're going to have to sub some of the work out, so do you have that money as well? Loans on boats can be had, but not for repair bills.

I'd say that if you ARE currently a fiberglass worker, or rigger, then maybe this could be a do-able project. This is also the size and scope of a project that could break your back. There are many MANY boats in various states of construction languishing in boat yards and in people's back yards because people underestimated the scope of the project.

If you do have the necessary funds to fix up the boat (50-70K) AND the necessary time to devote (200+ days), then why not spend those funds and that time on a boat of the size you want, that is already set up, and go sail!

MedSailor

EDIT: I just realized that I am replying to a 2 year old thread. Oh well.... the advice still stand for anyone else considering a job of this scope/magnitude.
03-25-2014 01:09 PM
Lodbrog
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Looking for John B and the post regarding a damaged Mercer 44 somewhere in MAss. Which 44 was damaged and what yard in S Massachusetts. Thank you
01-02-2014 12:05 AM
miatapaul
Re: Is a 44' too much?

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
$400K for an old Mercer hull?

That hull will form part of his estate.
I would think that would be fitted out as a completed boatl.
12-31-2013 05:46 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Is a 44' too much?

$400K for an old Mercer hull?

That hull will form part of his estate.
12-31-2013 10:59 AM
ragzamoto
Re: Is a 44' too much?

Yes I know Goody Godwin The owner I think he may have that hull for a long while as he is asking last time I checked $400.000 and will only sell it as a complete hull. One of the reasons it was sad to hear that your friend let them cut up that 44. I am moving on but thanks for the followup.
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