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If you get that ready to sail you will have spent three to ten times what it is worth. Three times and maybe a year running around for used. Ten if you buy new.

So give it away.

Check on Craigslist for something like this. Chrysler 22, sailboat

A weeks hard work plus two visits to Home Depot and you will be sailing.
 

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Well if you go ahead with it then contact these guys https://www.dwyermast.com/default.asp for mast and rigging.

Make sure you factor in carriage charges on the mast. Where I am they are 2 to 3 times the cost of the mast.

Lee Sails can do new sails at a reasonable price. Lee Sails: Sailmaker to the world.

But I would buy that Chrysler, rent a pressure washer then maybe a buffer for the hull. A pint of epoxy to put everything back inside and I will be sailing next weekend with very little stress.
 

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OK OK we get the message.

If you find a used rig try and get the wire rigging AND THE TURNBUCKLES. It is unlikely that the wires [stays ] will be the right length but wire is cheap turnbuckles are not.

Making new wire rigging stays is a DIY job with talurit swages. The tool you need is $25 on ebay or you can rent the pro type.. Start with the longest first. That way if you screw up you already have one end done for a shorter one. Use I used to fly hang gliders and made my own for those. two swages each end was the recommendation. DIY Thimble and Ferrule Swaging - YouTube
 
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