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  1. Snowden

    Clubswan 125

    Rambler88 seems to have held together just about OK ;-)
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    Clubswan 125

    Why not? This thing isn't designed to be a massive daysailer (is it)? My Song did the RORC transat so no reason you can't build something big that can qualify for offshore races.
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    J/111 as a Multipurpose Boat?

    In that case, go smaller, simpler and cheaper first (think J/92 or J/105) - you can always upgrade in 1-2 years time when you figure out your exact use case.
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    J/111 as a Multipurpose Boat?

    I think the furler thing is a bit of a red herring - if you buy nice a racing jib you aren't going to leave it hoisted and furled when you aren't on the boat, so you have to hoist / drop / roll it anyway. Hanks are probably the best solution if you are doing SH racing and cruising.
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    B29 Refit for shorthanded offshore...

    Thanks for the pics, very cool!
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    B29 Refit for shorthanded offshore...

    Cheers, interesting in scoping out a similar setup for my boat.
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    B29 Refit for shorthanded offshore...

    Sounds like a smart setup, do you mind sharing some pictures?
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    Break-up Value (Melges 40)

    More than enough Fast 40s and similar platforms on the market to do that (without the complexity of a canting keel) - you could buy this from the same broker for less: https://ancasta.com/boats-for-sale/used/sail/ker/40/31500/
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    Break-up Value (Melges 40)

    You can rest easy guys, this is a thought experiment rather than a business plan. Just curious how that €250k asking price stacks up for a boat with a pretty limited target market (I would think).
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    Break-up Value (Melges 40)

    I imagine you could sell the hull and deck to some clueless youtube lifestyle vloggers ;-)
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    Break-up Value (Melges 40)

    Melges 40 from 2016 (ouch) https://ancasta.com/boats-for-sale/used/sail/melges/40/35735/ Ad is a bit light on detail but let's say you get it for <€200k, can you make that back on the hardware? I guess none of the gear is 'grand prix' standard any more being 4 years old, but there's got to be some value in the winches, B&G system, carbon rig etc.
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    34-40 ft Cruiser Racer for 6-8 People

    A fairly important conflict of interest that I don't think was disclosed in the report and certainly colours my reading of the owner's preference to dump all the blame on the autopilot installer.
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    Help: Raymarine MFD / VHF / NMEA 2000 hell

    As in “Once you have connected the device to the properly powered and terminated SeaTalkNG backbone”
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    Help: Raymarine MFD / VHF / NMEA 2000 hell

    That's a shame, the old mod called Chuck was incredibly helpful
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    Help: Raymarine MFD / VHF / NMEA 2000 hell

    If you are worried about the N2K network you can build one of these to check for termination and power https://www.simrad-yachting.com/help--support/?guideTitle=How-to-Troubleshoot-an-NMEA-2000-Network-using-a-Multimeter-(advanced-users)&guideId=003-806