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Old 07-03-2009, 02:15   #1
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pirate Looking at a project boat

Trying to get a realisted idea about the cost of a do-up.
The problem is the big items namely 1. Motor is frozen, it has been on the hard for three years and won't turn.The motor just looks so good, like new.2.The standing rigging is low quality SS and needs to be replaced.
The boat is a 45 foot Ketch rigged.
The hull ,sails and most other systems all seem in good to excellent condition.[from survey]
What's your best estimination at the cost of freeing up the engine and replacing the standing rigging.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:10   #2
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Your question is a little vague. Is it a Ketch, Sloop or??? I'm curious about the hull material. I you sure it's the motor? It could be in gear. If you are paying anything substantial for it, have a mechanic look at the engine. What is the horsepower? What make of vessel? With some of this info, people can toss some numbers for you.
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Old 07-03-2009, 08:05   #3
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Allot depends on if you do it yourself. If you use swedge fittings on your rigging, for materials I would guess at the least 3K more like up wards of 4K you could add 2K for Sta-Lok's. Then labor. The engine depending on size and make, for parts for a complete overhaul you could spend as much as 4K. A new engine depending on size you would probably need something larger than 65 hp for the size of boat. You could spend around 15K. So for both items 8-30k depending on what your involvement would be.
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Thanks for your advice /comment.
I intend to inspect the boat during the Easter holidays. To date I have been sent parts of a previous survey and seen pictures of the boat.Waiting on xtra information to help to see if it is worth the $'s and time.
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