Was thinking about going the Harbor Freight route
initially (after my big box cheapy was a miserable failure), but the C22 is the prelude to a bigger project
that will require the tool again.
My plan is to spend a few months getting this boat back to near its original beauty, while learning
repair skills. Spend the fall and winter learning
to sail her. (I'm in Texas
should be okay most of this time). Then next spring start looking for a boat big enough to live aboard. Plan on continuing the sailing of the C22 while the other one gets pretty (and seaworthy). That is the plan anyway!
With that in mind, I might be better off going quality from the start. Still have a few weeks to think about it and to watch Ebay and other places for a deal...
Bill's suggestion about weight is playing on my mind as well