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Old 30-05-2020, 06:44   #16
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Re: Uuurgh, What have I done?!

I have enjoyed watching "Sailing Uma" on youtube. Those guys are young and spend nearly every show fixing/replacing things. They do a lot of hull work too, and show how they do it, which is a real benefit to everyone with limited experience. They make it look so simple, and that chica is hot.
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I have enjoyed watching "Sailing Uma" on youtube. Those guys are young and spend nearly every show fixing/replacing things. They do a lot of hull work too, and show how they do it, which is a real benefit to everyone with limited experience. They make it look so simple, and that chica is hot.
Yea, I did enjoy watching a few of theirs, but now that I have my own adventures and work to do I am not as interested as I was.
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I will make my own site and link to it. That's probably a better idea
Just make sure you have UNLIMITED or UNMETERED bandwidth

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Re: Uuurgh, What have I done?!

I re-built a carvel planked, full keel 8m sloop starting from my early 20ís to late 20ís. Similar situation after I tore out all the dry rot - I was left with a deck-less hull, a working inboard gasoline engine, rigging and sails.
I admit that I learned a lot.
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Abandon this life wasting project and buy a used boat you can actually sail while you repair/upgrade it.
Trying to resuscitate the dead only puts you closer to that state yourself.
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I re-built a carvel planked, full keel 8m sloop starting from my early 20ís to late 20ís. Similar situation after I tore out all the dry rot - I was left with a deck-less hull, a working inboard gasoline engine, rigging and sails.
I admit that I learned a lot.
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Abandon this life wasting project and buy a used boat you can actually sail while you repair/upgrade it.
Trying to resuscitate the dead only puts you closer to that state yourself.
I'm leaning towards agreement. Although I am not 100% sure I would declare his ship is dead yet from the description. If it was all he could afford, then fair enough, if he is willing to do the work. If the engine and sails are good, then that's half the battle. Well, maybe 1/3, it depends
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Re: Uuurgh, What have I done?!

Depending on where you are, there are so many boats in far, far better shape that can be had for a song.
I understand the initial cost situation - I was a 21 year old college student when I bought that wooden boat. I didnít even have a car.
My learning experience was excellent in re-building that boat, so I donít regret it.
The OP states his wife isnít much into his project. Plenty of serious relationships founder over stuff like this.
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Yea, she's going to like it even less once he starts realising how much money he has to pour into it. If their plan was to eventually cruise together on it, and it were a bit bigger, then it would be worth it, but as a hobby project just to go sailing? Probably not worth it.

Edit - That said, I would like to see photos before I made that conclusion myself, or ideally see the ship out of the water in person. She may look aesthetically in a bad state but be otherwise sound, or she could be a write-off.
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I re-built a carvel planked, full keel 8m sloop starting from my early 20ís to late 20ís. Similar situation after I tore out all the dry rot - I was left with a deck-less hull, a working inboard gasoline engine, rigging and sails.

I admit that I learned a lot.

My advice?

Abandon this life wasting project and buy a used boat you can actually sail while you repair/upgrade it.

Trying to resuscitate the dead only puts you closer to that state yourself.


+1. Itís funny because itís true.
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