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Old 12-11-2015, 09:41   #1
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Too many interests - what to do??

Folks, while recuperating from surgery a long time ago, I bought a 1968 O'Day Tempest on ebay and have spent the last XX years restoring her. She has been awlgripped entirely, I have new sails, new rigging, new trailer (never been in the water). The interior has been gutted and cleaned but not rebuilt. I have gotten into our new Trawler and don't have the interest in completing this project.

My question is what to do? I'd like to donate to an organization that would complete her and use for youth benefit / sailing / education etc.

Any ideas?
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Re: Too many interests - what to do??

Sell it? Try getting at least a little money back...Back on ebay maybe.
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Re: Too many interests - what to do??

Where are you located? There are a number of good groups out there, but certainly it would have to be relatively close to you.
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avb, the boat is in the Tampa area.
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Re: Too many interests - what to do??

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avb, the boat is in the Tampa area.
You might want to contact Eckerd College in St. Pete's. I know they have a large marine program, but I am not sure if it involves restorations. Regardless, they are probably best suited to point you in the right direction.

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If the boat is sailable, they may well take it, and give you a charitable receipt. At least you can recover some funds that way.
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