MIKE PLANT’S OPEN 60 'DURACELL' – What Next? in Shorthanded Anarchy Posted September 14, 2019 8 hours ago, Ishtarsdog said: Every boat and every owner is different. Dogbark was the beneficiary of a ton of low cost support, some sponsorship, and we did a lot of the work ourselves or with the help of some highly skilled mentor-types. But I think the $200k number isn’t a crazy starting place if the hull is sound and if you are not trying to get back into race trim. You could spend less with used sails, a used mast section, and scavenged parts from other boats if you happen to know a bunch of big boat people and if you are handy. But you could spend a fair bit more if you went for a new mast, if you actually want a bit of interior, new electronics and an engine that will push the boat at hull speed. When you are done you have a boat that is one of the fastest, toughest, most comfortable cruising boats on the planet. What is that worth? (Hint: Less than you paid for it, regardless of how much you spent. It’s a boat.) As a testament to how easily driven Duracell is, the 27 horse Yanmar Diesel I added easily cruises her at 7 knots with no head sea/wind. From the point of the collision she got me approx. 500 miles into Turtle Bay, Baja and then up the coast to San Diego. Against 10-15 knots and 2-3' seas that is probably down to about 5 knots. The only reason to increase the engine/prop size is if you demand that it be able to push you faster or into significant wind/sea.