Value is comprised of several things. Hulls, mast
, sails rigging
etc.. A good survey
will evaluate all these things.
As a example I'll use my Nicol Vagabond MK2 trimaran. I do my own surveys but have a lifetime of experience in sailing, maintaining, repairing and building boats always doing my own work. The Nicol was advertised much higher than what I paid for it. It was stripped of extra gear
, had no engine
, worn out sail/ running rigging
and the hulls were covered in decades of cracked and peeling paint
layers. These things devalued it enormously.
What it did have were hulls that had been built of excellent materials, marine
fir double diagonal planking with bronze fasteners and no rot in the hulls. At the price
of a rowboat it was certainly a good foundation for a renovation
. The owner wanted it to go to a good home so was willing to move it along based on condition and gear
Some owners are never realistic about what they have, remembering how it was versus what it is.
If the hulls are gone it is only worth the price
of the gear/sails hardware
in their present condition but labor has to be factored in to the equation. In one case I got a lot of gear for cutting up and disposing a boat that was to far gone to save as payment for the trouble.
Without knowing any of these things on the Kantola it is impossible to guess based on 3 pictures. If you can wait I'll be down that way in late September and would be happy to spend a long day going through everything stems to sterns as they say. If you are in a hurry we'd have to work something out as I'm in the PNW a good hop away. Searunner
owner and forum contributer Roy down in San Diego
is certainly more than qualified to survey the Kantola but beyond him I don'y know anybody in CA. What you don't want is a fiberglass monohull surveyor
for anything but the gear as composite tri construction is a whole different animal.
If it is your Dad's old boat you have an enormous advantage in having him as a resource as he can remember how things were and more of the original build details. Good luck, it could be fun. I've had a blast with the Nicol, rebuilding and cruising in a logical way to mix the work with the fun. Once the structure is stabilized and safety
needs are met used sails
etc can get you on the water while the upgrades are planned and implemented.