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Old 25-07-2011, 12:17   #46
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Re: Need Advice on Buying a Boat

Originally Posted by CaptForce View Post
Yes, Skipmac, I agree. There are huge differences in what people are willing to pay for things. On another recent thread there was a mention of spending $4,000 for a genaker and $7,000 for a main sail on a boat of similar size as mine. I bought both these sails, one excellent used and one new for a total of $3,700. Admittedly, they weren't kevlar or fancy sails, but they've functioned well for me.
Same issues on another thread about new standing rigging. Some posters had been quoted as high as $10,000 for new rigging on a +/- 40' boat. I paid less than $3,000 for all new wire, Stalocks, turnbuckles, toggles, and chainplates. That is DIY installation but the rigger said standard installation costs were usually around $1000, certainly under $2000 unless there were some significant problems. By the way, that is good 316 SS, from a reliable source, not cheap Chinese wire.

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