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    Posted: 05 Jun 12 at 1:23pm
Small Gel coat repair kit, packet of pigments that looked in the shop as if they ought to be capable of providing a colour match - 40 quid. Get it out in the daylight and next to the boat and I'll need a least one more bottle of pigment to get anthing even vaguely resembling a colour match which is another tenner...
New cover, sail, secondhand mast required, probably sailtrack for secondhand mast, there's bound to be a hundred quid in fittings to get the boat up to decent order, and in an ideal world I'd have a replacement launching trolley...
Reckon the cost of geting the cheap secondhand boat on the water in decent racing order is going to be double the cost of the boat. I did know that, but it still hurts:-)
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Just another hole in the water you pour money into!!!!!!!
 
 
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What boat have you bought??
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Sailing - standing in a cold shower flushing £50 notes down the drain...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Lukepiewalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Jun 12 at 12:44pm
You do get the trade off (occasionally) when the shiny new parts turn a recalcitrant system the reasoning behind which have been lost in the mists of time into something that just works...
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Double the cost of the boat?  Maybe.  But If you look at it the other way round, you are pobably making an unservicable boat into a reasonably serviable and competitive boat instead of spending £KKKs on a new one which, (in my case at least) would do little to improve my competitivity.  So that's value for money!
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