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Re: Spirit 23 potential purchase
Plywood is definitely gone... no way its solid glass, and if it was it wouldn't fatigue.
The keel cable is a difficult repair from the standpoint you must drop a 600lb keel out and rethread it. Usually (as crazy as it seems) people raise the boat away from the keel do their repairs, then lower the boat back to the keel. Unless you have a trailer that has a removeable floor, one with adjustable supports allows you to raise the boat away from the keel.
Spirit 23 is a great little move up cruiser/racer from the Buccaneer. Price seems reasonable if it includes a working trailer.
MINI MOO, a 1983 Wavelength 24 - she's a fast cow!