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post #239 of Old 11-23-2015
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Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

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Originally Posted by turboduck View Post
I mentioned these in an earlier post. Pretty impressive record of a job well-done. These 3 links come from the bluewaterboats.org posting of the Rhodes 41. If you haven't seen them already, they show a complete refit of a Rhodes 41. They might help give you some ideas and inspiration. That Columbia 50 is a beauty and is a boat worth restoring too!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=54dcd7dc0b

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=bf016aab90

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=c007ac6e98
Those photos are impressive! What a massive project. And unless I missed something, I don't think it involved any major structural repairs to the hull. In my experience, that's what you can expect from a reasonably well built 50 year old fiberglass hull.

In contrast, the wooden boats of this vintage often have had-or now need-structural rebuilding.

But when all is said and done, the rebuild you posted is a major project both in time(massive)and $ investment. And the results as we see in these photos, are well worth it.

Tom Young sailing a 1961 38' Alden Challenger, CHRISTMAS out of
Rockport, Maine.
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