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Old 21-06-2010, 12:02   #16
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Ask a silly question, but have you looked at the 'Old boat versus new' thread? There are a lot of sound opinions on there. I'd post the link, but I can't find it.... Where's it gone?


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Old 22-06-2010, 07:43   #17
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No such thing as a silly question. I check it out (if I can find it). Thanks for the suggestion.

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Old 28-06-2010, 10:15   #18
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Originally Posted by bchaps View Post
And a big part of the trade-off between older and newer is the cost to bring it up to standard for cruising. I bought a stunning 1999, but have sunk 20k already and will probably go another 10k before it's ready for blue water cruising. Anchors, windlass, sail reconditioning, pumps, outboard, dinghy, auto-pilot..the list goes on and on. So, be sure to budget for outfitting her also.

I agree with Bill, and I'd like to add that when refitting almost any previously owned boat to your own stardards, especially for water sailing">blue water sailing, the list will be long and expensive. This not limited to any one builder.
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Old 28-06-2010, 11:24   #19
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I have to agree here. I just bought a 1998 Caliber 40 LRC. My wife and I are preparing to leave in 18 months. It is easy to spend lots of money refitting/replacing. My list so far has been: radar, electric windlass, chain and anchor, engine mounts, refrigeration. Questioning the need for A/C at this time. Another big ticket item. The boat is over 10 years so it may be time to change out standing rigging. The list can go on and on. Keep it simple and prioritize.


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