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Old 14-02-2007, 10:26   #31
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Well guys I am very thankful for your advice. I will be going in a day or two to inspect the hull very closely. If I find no soft spots I think I'll buy her right there. I will repost with my results, and what I am sure to be many MANY more questions.

This will be my 1st sailboat. The objective here is to be ready to sail aroudn the Bahamas by my graduation. I'll be hardcore about sailing for the next two years. Think this is a far out target?
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Old 14-02-2007, 10:33   #32
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Well guys I am very thankful for your advice. I will be going in a day or two to inspect the hull very closely. If I find no soft spots I think I'll buy her right there. I will repost with my results, and what I am sure to be many MANY more questions.
The more questions the better ......and more photos would be nice! Folk here will be interested how things are progressing.

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This will be my 1st sailboat. The objective here is to be ready to sail aroudn the Bahamas by my graduation. I'll be hardcore about sailing for the next two years. Think this is a far out target?
Not far out. In 2 years you will know whether you / the boat is ready.
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Old 14-02-2007, 10:47   #33
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This will be my 1st sailboat. The objective here is to be ready to sail aroudn the Bahamas by my graduation. I'll be hardcore about sailing for the next two years. Think this is a far out target?
Keep it simple. Your first target should be to get the boat in the water.
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Old 14-02-2007, 12:59   #34
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Getting her into the water will not be a problem, I live on the ICW. I think my monetary status will.
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Time could be a bigger issue.
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Old 14-02-2007, 14:30   #36
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Getting her into the water will not be a problem, I live on the ICW. I think my monetary status will.

Anybody can get a boat into the water. The important issue is making sure it's on the TOP of the water.

(Leaving aside Captain Nemo and others of his ilk.)


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Old 15-02-2007, 04:03   #37
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Time could be a bigger issue.
Not sure how the Student thing works in the US, but over here the average Student could find the time just by getting out of bed before Midday
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"Not sure how the Student thing works in the US, but over here the average Student could find the time just by getting out of bed before Midday "



David, so much cynicism in one so young! (But dead right).

Drexel - good for your. As long as you get her sailing for as little as possible then you are doing the right thing. Keep us updated on your progress and of course put in lots of pictures so that we can all see how you are doing. There is plenty of advice here on this forum

Good luck with the project
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I would say you can probably afford to throw away $250. I would purchase it. Hell your going to get $250 dollars worth of fun out of it just puttering about. You can always make it into a planter for the yard. LOL
Don't take all of these replys to seriously. Have fun with it.
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If things haven't changed too much in the last 25 years, Drexel has a pretty good dinghy sailing team. Sign up! You'll learn a lot about sailing and the specifics of maintaining boats.

You'll also have a great pool of buds to crew the 50 footer you charter in the Bahamas after graduation.
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