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Old 13-08-2010, 01:18   #16
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We 'salvaged' an Eliminator 32' off the hard ten years after invasion. It survived the Invasion because it had been sunk in Marina.

It cost us a crate of 'tea' to get out of the storage fees.
It cost us the price of EVERYTHING except the hull, mast and boom to rebuild.
When we upgraded we sold it for half the price we'd put into it.
I'd like to say it's nice to see her being used, but she's now sat in the marina 52 weeks a year.

At least we learnt how to rebuild the boat, so that when we got around to rebuilding the 'real' one, we (sort of) knew what we wanted.
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Old 13-08-2010, 01:19   #17
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Looks like the OP made his decision back on post #8.
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Old 13-08-2010, 01:38   #18
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Looks like the OP made his decision back on post #8.
Darn it! Nothing like a sharp eyed cookie paying attention to spoil an otherwise dead topic -

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Old 13-08-2010, 02:45   #19
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Looks like the OP made his decision back on post #8.
Still a good lesson for people new to boats.
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Old 13-08-2010, 13:46   #20
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Just a short question on this quote,

"First a Catalina Capri 16 that was in generally decent condition, but needed new running rigging and sails. Also had to replace the bunks on the trailer and do mods to trailer as it was not fitting the boat right. All I have now is refresh the paint and redo the teak. It is a great little boat that I can probably get 4K for it if I put it up for sale."

You can get $4K for a 16? You certainly can't get that kind of money for one here in Hawaii.

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Old 13-08-2010, 18:26   #21
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Darn it! Nothing like a sharp eyed cookie paying attention to spoil an otherwise dead topic -


Decision is made, but wouldn't say the thread is dead. Still great info coming out for others faced with the decision! And still enjoying the validation of the decision.

BTW, was just about to email the decision, and got an email that the boat was sold!
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Old 13-08-2010, 18:42   #22
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You made the right decision not going forward with your new project boat. If it is 3 hours from Austin it sounds like the boat may be in Galveston or on (or under) Galveston Bay. In any event, the poison pill for me is the drowned motor. Repowering is big money especially when you have to deal with purging the fuel system. If you went forward I think you could tire of the project and maybe even abandon the whole thing. Keep looking. There are lots of boats needing love.
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