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Old 08-07-2011, 21:16   #31
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jim--that is because it is NOT Rainy season right now-- kali rainy season is winter. this is summer. LOL.
Agreed in theory, Zee, but then last Tuesday it rained over an inch here. Go figger. And by the way, I lived here for 30 years prior to cruising, so I remember what should be happening... I think, maybe, well, it was a long time ago!

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Old 09-07-2011, 00:00   #32
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Re: Is this Project Feasible / Worth it ?

thanks for all the advice, guys - to be honest, my gut was telling me that it wasn't worth it, but there was definitely the romantic lure of restoring my own boat from the ground up that was interfering with my thinking!

Thanks for the help and hopefully I'll see y'all out on the water soon!
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:16   #33
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:13   #34
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Re: Is this Project Feasible / Worth it ?

on the topic-- there are way too many 25 ft boats out there in need of some repair-- why try for one that needs more than the purchase price of one that floats already...

off the topic--jim--we are getting tooo old to remember walking to school UPHILL in the snow for 10 miles --so how are we gonna remember our own normal weathr patterns for a coupla few yrs??!!!!! lol.. i noticed the winter pattern hast changed yet for kali and storms keep coming down the coast----i was trying to wait to leave kali until they ceased but it never happened, so i rode the frontal winds out of dodge....the gods must be changing minds about what state they favor most these days......
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I agree with whatever-his-name-is...
... PS I am in the tropics cruising: why the hell is it RAINING?!
I also agree.
It's raining because it's summer (wet season).
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The original owners came, stripped the boat of the engine, instruments, etc, and promptly left the boat, telling my friend that anyone who wanted to go to the trouble of pulling out and refitting the boat was welcome to it.
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Well, you could try contacting the owner of the wreck and offer to remove it to save him the fines and EPA charges if he pays you $2000. That would help defray your costs and might be bit of fun too. If he pays. Would not take more than a couple of airbags and a couple of friends with a boat to get it back home. Might even sell it untouched for another 1K on the beach.
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being from the banks my self I belive I know the boat in question. RUN! and then RUN some more. a 25' Catalina is a GREAT boat however. Your talking about a TON of work. even if you do it all your self. expect to drop anywhere from 5-15K depending on how ya set it up not to mention the BOAT LOADS of hard work while she sit's on the hard. What ya drop in it rebuilding it you can walk down to the local harbors and find one for about the same price tag. Also check the boat yards in lil washington. several boats there have gone up for sale for slip fees not being paid. The big question is do you have the ability to move the boat? after you got her outta the mud? where ya ganna store it? while you invest a few hundred hours in rebuilding her.
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum, so first of all, hi there and thanks for helping me with my question!

.... a Catalina 25 sailboat sunk/grounded in about 4 feet of water near his home about two months ago (it's in one of the sounds on the Outer Banks of NC). The original owners came, stripped the boat of the engine, instruments, etc, and promptly left the boat, telling my friend that anyone who wanted to go to the trouble of pulling out and refitting the boat was welcome to it. ..... Obviously I won't be able to tell for sure until I raise it and try to pump/bail the water out, but that's my immediate assessment. The boat needs an extremely thorough cleaning, and I'm assuming that the interior is going to need to be pretty much entirely replaced. I don't know about the state of the wiring but I'm assuming that's pretty much shot also, as well as the boat missing its mast, sails, engine, instrumentation, and rudder.

My question is - from the information I've given (I would give more but that's about all I know), do y'all think that it's worth attempting to save this boat?
......I'd love to hear any thoughts/comments/suggestions y'all have. Thanks for the help!
No title? If the guy dumped it and stripped it, he probably filed the numbers off so he would not have to pay a huge fine for dumping such a monster for the govt. to clean up. That's what they do with old bass boats around here.

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Go to bed, take a nap and dont out of bed until you change your mind....
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