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She is going to splash shortly believe or not. She does have new sails and an ok looking rig. I will be bending on sails and pointing the bow north. If she floats, she goes. I think she will, the hull looks like it was built like a tank.


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Ok so the follow up to splash has to be how long will it float? Then you must commit to a circumnavigation with it as is! I have the title for the trip "$1 around the world."

IF we move this thread to SA, we can take bets on:
How long it floats
How long before the Coasties are called.
Total miles sailed
We'll get sponsors and throw you a Delorme so we can track progress in real time.

Wait, we did this already.. Sorry Remus beat you do this, on a smaller boat, and less equipped. He outsailed (out bobbed) everyone's estimates.

Honestly, looks like a cool boat, but you are gonna lose your shirt in man hours and money to make her right. I do that every time I buy a boat... so welcome to the club!

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Oh pleeeease. It's a week long trip for me with anchorages along the way. Mostly within sight of the shore. Watertight or close to it, good weather/wind (it is a sailboat) untie the lines, stick sails up, go.

After that, throw hundred dollar bills away on a regular basis.


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I have fixed up a lot of bargain buys in cars, boats, atv's, and snowmobiles. The great thing about fixing up cars when I was in high school is now I can fix up a lot of other stuff.

No we do not get our money back. It is the challenge, the exercise, the rewards of doing it yourself. Right?

Lots of sailboats for cheap where the owner gave up on the restoration. Many have been successful however. With a $1 initial investment, it is easy to get pumped about taking it on.

My own experience is that items that have received better care may prove to be better investments.

But then.....I am literally as green as grass with sailboats. Seriously.

Keep us posted if the meanies don't discourage you too much. We are somewhat well stocked with them.
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I have fixed up a lot of bargain buys in cars, boats, atv's, and snowmobiles.
Hang on. You just bought your first boat. A fixer upper....

And you haven't tried sailing anything yet.
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Hang on. You just bought your first boat. A fixer upper....

And you haven't tried sailing anything yet.
It is you who needs to hang on. I used my sailfish as a kid and sailboard as an adult. I also restored Dad's old boat not once, but twice. Wooden boats......... I also manned the wheel of a schooner that was well over 100' for some time.

Also.....when this boat arrives, it will be the third boat on my property. Still....."green as grass" is more, or less, fair.
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My son gets it's honestly too I guess. He bought a truck for cheap and we worked on it together. He is only 15 and can't wait to get his drivers license when he turns 16. We just got it certified for the road. He saved every penny for it from his first part time job. He was happy as a clam driving me around on the back roads for the first time yesterday. We will be doing some camp outs, fishing and sharing the memories forever. Point is it's better to live life than to just plan all the time. Is it the best truck in the world, hardly. You wouldn't have known from the smile on his face.

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It is you who needs to hang on. I used my sailfish as a kid and sailboard as an adult. I also restored Dad's old boat not once, but twice. Wooden boats......... I also manned the wheel of a schooner that was well over 100' for some time.

Also.....when this boat arrives, it will be the third boat on my property. Still....."green as grass" is more, or less, fair.
Oh, so you are changing the narrative so you can appear more relevant to giving advice?


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Oh pleeeease. It's a week long trip for me with anchorages along the way. Mostly within sight of the shore. Watertight or close to it, good weather/wind (it is a sailboat) untie the lines, stick sails up, go.

After that, throw hundred dollar bills away on a regular basis.
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Naysayers will naysay, but it truly is a big project. Sailing it in that state does make me nervous, though. Even though it's a keel stepped design, you're still going to be putting huge forces into the cabin top, which is entirely rotten...and I'd visually verify the integrity of all the chainplates/mountings and every inch of the rig.

Good luck, will follow with interest. Great boat, in her glory days.

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Oh, so you are changing the narrative so you can appear more relevant to giving advice?


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You are just a purebred *****. The first name on my ignore list as memory serves.

Now if you want to follow legal guidelines, how many thousands of dollars are you willing to bet that I am 100% right and you are 100% wrong?

Do us a big favor and put me on your ignore list. That will lower board pollution and I won't have to correct your bs.

Also....get a life?
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