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129145Re: let me your opinions - CYOA - criag's list posting Columbia 30 $9999

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  • Harry James
    Oct 2, 2011
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      The Sabre is a special boat, it cannot be replaced by a generic 32 footer. 

      Time available for rebuild is what would steer me on your decision.

      I came close to buying your boat and towing it to AK when it was for sale several years ago. Thanks for saving me from that.


      On 10/2/2011 1:45 PM, BRIAN MULLIGAN wrote:

      That was well said.  I too agonize over weather to start rebuilding my Sabre or part it out.  I give some thought to putting in a diesel in board.  I know it didn't ever come that way, but want to do some cruising down the road.  I could part it out and get enough money to get a new / used boat.  THis Sabre has a lot of nice high end race gear.   Nice new sails... new electronics, new roller ferler i.e. "Still in the Box" new swim ladder... new sheets and halyards.  New winches, new blocks everywhere... 50 or so new blocks.  All kind of new gear.  Really nice stuff.  P.O. did not pay attention and the entire cabin rotted out.  Cabin sole and bulkheads are torn out.  Sabre sails like no other.  Really a great sailor..  Torn but don't know what direction to go.!?
      Brian Mulligan
      --- On Sun, 10/2/11, Larry W <radicalcy@...> wrote:

      From: Larry W <radicalcy@...>
      Subject: Re: let me your opinions - CYOA - criag's list posting Columbia 30 $9999
      To: columbiasailingyachts@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, October 2, 2011, 3:49 PM

      If you're planning to do the labor yourself, it all comes down to how much time you can commit and how good you are at planning and multi tasking.
      Everything takes more time than planned, and there are incredible time gaps between stages. You have to be prepared to work on several projects at once.
      Buy only what you need for immediate needs. This can be more expensive in the short term, but if, at some point you abandon the project, supplies that you have on hand become almost worthless.
      If, on the other hand, you have barrels of money, and can pay someone qualified to do the work, go for it. But know in advance that
      unless you are prepared to spare no expense, you'll wind up with just what you started with, and no money.
      The only way I know of to get a ready to go boat, is to buy one new, or close to new. A 30 year old boat, is a 30 year old boat, no matter how much work has been done on it. And unless you've done the work yourself, and know where every wire, hose and fuse is, you're going to run into problems down the road.
      I have operated on the idea that I want to go sailing. My 8.7 mostly allows me to do that. I do what has to be done to keep it sailing, without trying to make it a "new" boat. I don't have a fortune tied up in it, and if I have to, I can scrap it, and go on to another boat. I don't agonize over what I don't have, or wish I had. Worst case scenario, I know plenty of other people with sailboats, and if it comes to it, I can go sailing with them.
      Hope this helps.
      Larry Wilson

      --- In columbiasailingyachts@yahoogroups.com, CJE <cjecje1@...> wrote:
      > My C-29 is presently out of the water. The engine and so forth is all out. Over the years many little things have been neglected and as you well know; all become cumulative. As a result I now have a fair sized task in front of me.
      > So when I see an ad like this I think:
      > 1. Pay out $10K and I could sail away.
      > 2. Part out my boat or sell it to someone with more time than money, or donate it and take the deduction.
      > Basically: how long will it take me to get my boat in the water versus how fast I could count out a hundred hundreds.
      > Which would you do?
      > And why?
      > stephen
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      > On Oct 2, 2011, at 2:04 PM, Christian Planton wrote:
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      > ----------------------------------------------------------
      > Date: 2011-10-02, 8:45AM EDT
      > Reply to: sale-gf5yd-2584617685@... [Errors when replying to ads?]
      > ----------------------------------------------------------
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