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Old 05-09-2015, 10:24   #1
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Rebuilding and Re-rigging

Hi..i am new to the sailing world(a few weekends on some Manitoba lakes) and have fallen in love...its been a long time dream to buy a boat and see the world....Well..here i am 45 years old..newly moved to the west coast..and considering a live aboard purchase rather than paying rent on a house..the boat that i am currently interested in is a 40 footer...it has no mast or rigging but other than that appears to be in wonderfull shape..so..my question is...how do i determin mast size, sail size, and is there an online place that i could purchase these types of things?? currently it is a motor sailor with no sail..lol...any help or guidance would sure be appreciated
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Hi..i am new to the sailing world(a few weekends on some Manitoba lakes) and have fallen in love...its been a long time dream to buy a boat and see the world....Well..here i am 45 years old..newly moved to the west coast..and considering a live aboard purchase rather than paying rent on a house..the boat that i am currently interested in is a 40 footer...it has no mast or rigging but other than that appears to be in wonderfull shape..so..my question is...how do i determin mast size, sail size, and is there an online place that i could purchase these types of things?? currently it is a motor sailor with no sail..lol...any help or guidance would sure be appreciated
Make and model of that 40-footer might be a good place to start. Go with the original designer's specs. They did the work for you, because they built the boat. Either contact them (if still in business), or search the specs for that specific model on-line.

Have fun cruising and living aboard.
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Re: Rebuilding and Re-rigging

If it has no mast or rigging, it probably has no sails, either. So be prepared to spend about $20k-$30k.
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I am prepared for that yes...thanks for the insite
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:40   #5
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You have a bunch of choices. The original design would be the first choice for the mast and boom sizes. If you are a crafty person you could come up with spars that need to be shortened and set up to work on your boat. Bent masts that could be spliced etc. Where you are located is important. Hauling a mast for a 40' boat down the freeway on top of your car would be scary. Booms are a bit better and there are more of them for sale. In the end a rigger will probably save you money on the standing rigging using swaged fittings. They are much better at that kind of thing than you will be.
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the boat that i am considering is a 40' Fred amor...i can't seem to find a whole lot of information on the spec's etc
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i believe its a 1985 also
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i believe its a 1985 also
You're getting closer. Check back in when you get a make and model.
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the boat that i am considering is a 40' Fred amor...i can't seem to find a whole lot of information on the spec's etc
You might consider resubmitting your inquiry with a different subject line like: "Need specification for standing rig of 40' Fred Amor".

The people with the information you need may not even look at your post with its current heading.

IMHO re-inventing your rig without the help of a naval architect is a bad idea.

Also consider going to SparTalk - Powered by vBulletin and see if anyone there might have the specifications you need. This site is sponsored by rigger Brion Toss. You should pick up a copy of his book "The Complete Rigger's Apprentice" and actually rtfm. :-)

Good luck.
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the boat that i am considering is a 40' Fred amor...i can't seem to find a whole lot of information on the spec's etc
Is this the boat that you're looking at? For the amount of work that it will need, not sure that I'd be jumping quickly at $25,500 (OBO). Either way, good luck with the rebuild.

1985 Amor 40 for sale in Richmond British Columbia - Canada

Another Richmond, BC Amor Marine 40 (1979) under sail (attached photo).
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Re: Rebuilding and Re-rigging

That boat looks like it's $100k away from being a sailboat.
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That boat looks like it's $100k away from being a sailboat.
I think you're a little on the low side. If that IS the boat, it's much more than the rigging and sails. Take a look inside.
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The interior isn't finished; there is no mast, rig or sails; no electronics; no canvas; etc.
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The interior isn't finished; there is no mast, rig or sails; no electronics; no canvas; etc.
After further review, the interior doesn't look so bad.

OOOOPS!!! Wrong vessel! haha
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I believe Fred Amor passed away a few years ago.
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