I forsee someone who hangs out at my boats marina making a post just like this in the future...
Fella was looking at buying
a 26 col k. It was in ok condition nothing special needed a paint
job but looked striking from a distance. I saw the boat was gone asked him if he bought it.
Nope. Guy offered him best offer of $2500 for the boat with the basic sail set or $3000 with all the sails
. Had a 2 stroke
6hp that came with it. He offered the guy $500 and was told to take a hike, someone else bought it.
I asked him what was wrong because thats pretty cheap
for a sailboat thats ready to sail and only needs a little cleanup and tlc.
He told me he was going to look at a free boat down the sound that had been demasted and had the interior
gutted. I advised him that even getting the hull
for free he would be shelling out a killing to get that boat sailable, let alone looking anywhere near as good as that col 26 k, a winch
alone can run you a few hundred bucks. He said there are lots of free hulls around to be found and he can just get them sit them at anchor
and strip them of parts
, why pay to have a boat?
I asked him if hed restored a boat before, assuming with a plan like that he must have a clue. Nope. He had his dinghy
sailing instructors course but didnt own a boat, not even a dinghy
I was thinking this guy is out to lunch. I asked him what he wss going to do with the stripped hulls he was going to accumulate. You cant just sink them, and the more stripped they are the more water
is going to leak in and fill the boats, hed be doing a full time job pumping bilges because no electrical pump
is gonna last. He figured hed haul them out, clean them and sell them.
How he figured hed be able to sell an old hull, stripped, that he got for free including the parts
bolted to it i dunno.
But seeing the title of this post made me think of him immediately. If he ever did get that demasted stripped hull, having no money, no expertise, no boat to get to and from it at anchor
or tow it, and trying to part out hulls (hed have to find similar boats to strip of parts, of course), and figure out how to repair the mast
system in such a way that it doesnt just snap off in a light breeze.....
Lol. No offense to the op - this is entirely off topic sorry