thinking about snagging a 26' sloop that needs lots of help.

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by ArcataSlacker, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. ArcataSlacker
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    http://humboldt.craigslist.org/boa/1270556152.html

    So, I'm looking at this and I was curious just how much work and money you think it would require to get shipshape again?

    Ive been looking for a long term (about 6 month to a year) project to take up my free time and this looks like a good one. I have some construction experience and I am fairly 'mechanically inclined' so to speak. I just have no experience with this sort of thing...

    Thoughts?
    good project for a first timer to learn on?
    waste of time/money?

    Thanks everyone!
    G-Ra
     
  2. Stumble
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    I don't see a mast, rigging, sails ect for the boat. My guess is just for these things alone you would spend more than the price of a ready to sail though distressed boat. It might be worth taking the boat then stripping the parts from it to sell on ebay which would probably net you 1-$2,000. As a restoration project however it looks like, unless this is a labor of love for the design, the boat will cost at least as much if not more than something that would be in much better condition.

    Just off the cuff I would imagine that it will take at least $4,000 in rigging and sails, probably another $500 in line, $1,000 in various deck hardware, $500 in paint, and $1,000 in parts, supplies, ods and ends and material. This is assumming that there isn't anything structually wrong the hull or deck. So for a minimum of $6,500 you could have it outfitted not including the hundreds of hours of work it will take.
     
  3. PAR
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    I was able to zoom in on one of the photos and I see the faint signs of hull distortions. This would be common for a boat of this age and construction type, but necessarily easy to fix.

    Considering the nature of your desires and the potential issues with this boat, you should strongly consider another yacht for your efforts. Preferably one with all of is equipment, sails, rig and not in as bad of shape. You'll pay more just to start with a better "base", but it's worth it to the novice restorer, because success is difficult, so offering yourself the best chance at this should come first.
     
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    And that helps to get hands on the FREE lead ballast in handy chunks!
     
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    And that helps to get hands on the FREE lead ballast in handy chunks 
    jeeez apex1 that was good thinking, damn if only i was closer i would have gone to get it, need it for my micro :D
     
  7. apex1

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    Well, you know me mate! Thinking deeper sometimes is helpful................
    Bad luck for you (the distance).

    Richard

    And to add some more:

    some cabinet makers would kill theyr mom to get hands on weathered hardwood! Your local "Lord Nelson" pub would like to have the mid section cut out for a cosy seating arrangement (22 minutes chainsaw job), the rest as decoration. If not: the mid section makes a romantic garden pavillon!
    and so on.
    If it was in my backyard I would make some bucks out of her.
     
  8. ArcataSlacker
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    ah, good points everyone...
    that selling the lead sounds almost like a good idea...
    where would i take it?
    I'll take a look at it this weekend, and snap some better pics if he has the rigging and mast and than see where I'm at...
    I dont think this it going to be something i get though.
    thanks for your help everyone!
     
  9. ArcataSlacker
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    infact calling some of the cabinet makers around here around sounds like a good idea...
    lets see what happens.
     
  10. apex1

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    I always have good ideas, fellow. Unfortunaltely I do┬┤nt sell them every time!

    The lead you can sell to other amateur builders near you.
    The frames (if nothing else is worth saving) would make a extraordinary decoration on a wall, arranged from midsection to fwd on one wall, from mid to aft on another, each smaller inside (above) the larger.
    Hotels and sailing club lobby is a place to think about. Interior designers (Architects) are a group to contact! They always look for someting unique.

    Richard
     
  11. PAR
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    Cut the bow off her and make a cozy breakfast nook for your kitchen.
     
  12. apex1

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    You got it Paul!
     
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    If it was close to me, I'd considering using it as a half model for the side of the shop . . .
     
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    Egoist!
     

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    That boat looks expensive for free
     
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