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Re: Refurbishing CCA boats
S&S drew some beautiful boats. If you can't afford Bolero you can get an S&S Apache in fair condition for about 7-10k.
This is my favorite S&S CCA era design. FIDELIO is a sistership to FINESSTERRE, the Carleton Mitchell owned centerboard yawl that won 3 Bermuda races back in the 50's. Another woodie(pre glass days like BOLERO) but these boats are time capsules in boat design. FINESSTERRE inspired several similar designs that are still popular today.
These boats aren't built anymore but many of the design elements(like them or not), live on. This S&S design is near perfect to my eye. Plus this boat is terrific sailer and very competitive in classic boat races.
Tom Young sailing a 1961 38' Alden Challenger, CHRISTMAS out of
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