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Another option to save some money if one or two can be found, is to find Hurricane hulks if you will, where you get a dead hull, but interior workings, and possibly deck gear too. If you're carefull with the choosing of said dead hulls, you may find a lot of the gear for cheap. Also look at local and FAR 2nd hand stores for some items too.
The if you can find the actual brand of the boat, you can figure out what rig it had, maybe shorten the mast a bit to make it more cruiser friendly as far as usage goes.
But as faster says, it may not be cheap to do this. And it may take a long time. You could be better off buying a lower priced 50'ish foot boat that sails, but needs some extensive remodeling of the interior, but most of the parts are there. IE new cushions, varnish etc done to it.
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