Originally Posted by knottybuoyz
What if you were having a hard time selling your old boat. Do you think you'd get more, less or the same if you parted it out and sold everything on e-Bay?
if you were having THAT hard a time selling it, DROP THE PRICE!!!
"Had aconverasation yesterday with a professional boatbuilder
. He said the cheapest way to get a new boat would be to buy 2nd hand, strip everything off it and build a new hull, then reassemble. Another good idea is to design a boat around the rig of an existing highly competitive class, then buy 2nd hand sails etc for peanuts."
you have been given some mighty poor advice.
Once you had stripped all the old obsolete crap off the used boat
, you would simply have a pile of used crap to start with.
It's actually the OTHER way around. Once you buy a used boat
, you wind
up replacing almost everything BUT the hull!
There is certainly no need to design a boat around an existing racing
rig. There already IS a design. And second-hand sails can already be bought at bargain prices through outfits like Sail Exchange.
Complete suitable used rigs are much more difficult to ferret out if you need a replacement for a different model. But I have seen it done successfully by one extraordinarily lucky individual. Once.