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Old 08-11-2015, 03:07   #31
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Re: Whitby 42: Bringing her back from the grave?

The free deals are tough to walk away from, currently know of a free C&C 27 and another of the same model available asking 2000$ probably get it for undr 1000 in the spring. 2 C&C 27s for about a grand.
For the person with the time, space, skills and money I bet you could make one nice boat from the two, then scrap one and sell the lead keel to get some money back.
Problem is you can get a nice C&C 27 ready to sail for about 10 000 almost turn key.
This one hurts because it's a pair of one of my favorite boat!
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Old 09-11-2015, 07:46   #32
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Re: Whitby 42: Bringing her back from the grave?

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Hello I have recently come across a Whitby 42 for sale for next to nothing. She has been underwater and will need to be totally redone. Does anyone have experience doing this?

I have lived on a sailboat for a year am 22 and am fairly handy with fiberglass and mechanics.

How much would I be looking at spending on the refurb?

Is it even worth it or cost prohibitive?

Also does anyone have any personal experience good or bad with these boats?

Thank you,
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One more thing. A Whitby 42 has a balsa cored hull. If it got water in it, you will have a major job ripping the hull apart to recore.

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Old 09-11-2015, 07:53   #33
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Re: Whitby 42: Bringing her back from the grave?

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One more thing. A Whitby 42 has a balsa cored hull. If it got water in it, you will have a major job ripping the hull apart to recore.

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The balsa core is a major issue, not just on the hull but also on the cabin tops. If any water gets in it can be a significant problem. It happens a lot on the aft cabin top around the mizzen mast. The mast is inadequately supported (deck stepped) through the aft head walls. Those are not adequately supported under the cabin sole (over the prop shaft) and the mast can "tin can" - pogo up and down. You can't really see it but it works on the deck and can cause cracks letting water in . Also any deck penetrations for hardware can allow water in if not routinely maintained. I had to repair a large part of the aft cabin core during my refit. Never had a problem with the hull core though but may have been lucky, or just wasn't aware of it.
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:16   #34
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Re: Whitby 42: Bringing her back from the grave?

Don't do it.
The person who said double it then triple it was correct. You'll spend much more time and money then you could possibly, possibly imagine and all that time and money will be spent while you're not sailing! And if you keep looking, at some point in the project you'll find a boat for sale that is an incredibly good deal, has everything on it you want and is ready to go.
Don't do it. Wait for a better deal and go sailing.
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Re: Whitby 42: Bringing her back from the grave?

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Hello I have recently come across a Whitby 42 for sale for next to nothing. She has been underwater and will need to be totally redone. Does anyone have experience doing this?

I have lived on a sailboat for a year am 22 and am fairly handy with fiberglass and mechanics.

How much would I be looking at spending on the refurb?

Is it even worth it or cost prohibitive?

Also does anyone have any personal experience good or bad with these boats?

Thank you,
Tommy






If you want to work on a boat and never go sailing then go for it.

Even if you were to restore it the math doesn't stack up. If we were talking about a very special boat then maybe you could justify it.

Buy a boat in good condition that is well equipped. You'll still have plenty of work to do and you'll also get to go sailing.

It might be a good parts boat...

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Old 09-11-2015, 11:03   #36
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Re: Whitby 42: Bringing her back from the grave?

I keep my current boat north of Annapolis. I would be interested in seeing the Whitby. Doesn't look like it sank, it looks like the cabin filled with rain water. If the decks and flooring aren't soft, it might be salvaged. The Cat 27 I have has had cabin water in it on several occasions up about 4 inches and has the stains to show for it. But the flooring is still solid and has no leakage through the hull. Please contact me with a CF message. I would also be available to look at the boat with you if you have the time.
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