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I thought my deal at $1,000 was a good one. Yours seems to be in better shape than mine was. I also have the same trailer, I wonder if SHORELINE trailers was the standard trailer these boats were sold with??
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Great Boat. I got mine finished this spring. She (slow flight) was a great winter project. I added teak and holly sole and floor grates in the cockpit new upolstery in the cabin. Yhe big project was fixing the fiberglass on the deck and resealing all the deck fittings. SHES GREAT TO SAIL steve
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Thanks, she needs some work, but is coming right along. From what I can tell Shoreline is the original trailer, or at least that what the original paperwork I have says.

Original title say $13986.00, from 1979. I think I got a little better deal than the first owner. ha

Any ideas on where to dig up a fiberglass from hatch, don't know how I feel about the smoked glass ones... just don't seem quite as strong.
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Thanks, she needs some work, but is coming right along. From what I can tell Shoreline is the original trailer, or at least that what the original paperwork I have says.

Original title say $13986.00, from 1979. I think I got a little better deal than the first owner. ha

Any ideas on where to dig up a fiberglass from hatch, don't know how I feel about the smoked glass ones... just don't seem quite as strong.
I got a smoked glass one & am very happy with it, so much so I got the companion way hatches made with 1/2" of the same stuff. It looks great on the boat.
Someone just tried to steal the 9.9 on the back of Windy Way, but the cables & attached wires were too much for them. Still it cost me $150.00 for repair parts that were damaged.
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Count me in for the thread

We bought a '79 Spirit 23 Poptop @ the beginning of this summer & we love it. (We bought ours in Ft. Myers Beach & it remains docked there) It's a great, comfortable beginner's weekender - it's easy to sail & way faster than, for example, a friend's Hunter 22. We hung a Nissan 8 HP 2 stroke on the stern which moves the sloop very well. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help this effort.

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Let us know if there's anything we can do to help this effort.
Well if there is anyone you know or even don't know but know of any other Spirit 23's get the owners to join this thread. Our beautiful boats need recognition here!
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Here's a few pics of WindyWay on the water; I've since lowered the engine & added a stainless transom ladder.
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Lesson Learned

Windy Way looks great. Really like the dark windows, I'm definitely going to have to do that.

Lesson for the day:
Check for rot in the bulkheads, Had my port, side stay foot almost out through the deck this weekend. The bolts ripped all the way up to the deck completely splintering the wood inside the cabin. Luckily one of the bolts caught it or I would have demasted the boat. The urethane finish on the inside can be deceiving, be sure to check. Could have been a major disaster, but i guess thats part of buying a 500$ boat..

But man she was moving, making the Hunters and Catalina's that were racing look stupid. ha
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Windy Way looks great.
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Check for rot in the bulkheads
I'd check for rot all over, it's a pretty maintenance manageable boat. My chain plate bulkheads were rotten as well, not really that much at the plate attachment but lower down where it attaches to the compartment fiberglass.

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But man she was moving, making the Hunters and Catalina's that were racing look stupid. ha
Just as I said earlier these are fantastic boats, the hull lines, the swing keel, the beam, & cabin design I think were designed just for me! They're exactly what I want in a boat.
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I got a smoked glass one & am very happy with it, so much so I got the companion way hatches made with 1/2" of the same stuff. It looks great on the boat.
Someone just tried to steal the 9.9 on the back of Windy Way, but the cables & attached wires were too much for them. Still it cost me $150.00 for repair parts that were damaged.

Where'd you get your front hatch, and how much did you pay for it if you don't mind me asking.

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