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How Much It Price To Get And Refit Our Sailboat ⛵





In this movie we give you the expense breakdown on shopping for and refitting our 1983 Hunter 34 Sailboat. We did all of the restoration ourselves, and we hope this video presents you an idea of how considerably it’ll price tag to do one thing comparable for your own Diy sailboat assignments.

Our full price tag was the sum we spent obtaining our boat ready for launch working day, and generating positive it is sailable after being on the tricky for 3 years with no servicing. As with all sailboats, there is certainly always additional get the job done to be carried out!

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50 comments

  1. Just found you guys ! Great data re the costs ! How many weeks did you spent doing the core work to get it sailing ? Best guess

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  2. Just watched this older video.  I miss you folks.  Have not seen much of you in quite a while.  I hope all is OK.

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  3. Good video, informative to.
    Be patient, handy and patient. Oh, and handy…!!

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  4. congratulation for the repair and for resuscitating an old boat, great job and very well done the price cost. I agree that usually to refit an old boat, you have to double the cost of the selling price…. (if you do not have labour). amazing, have a good wind !

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  5. thank you.. we enjoy you videos, South Dakota

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  6. Is that a Bristol 40 behind you guys??

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  7. nice video. I just bought a 34' Columbia for a song. I can't wait to get to work on it.

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  8. Oh! You guys shirts are awesome!
    Thanx for this episode and the info. 👌

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  9. Is it easy to fish on tjat boat

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  10. Hello! Pls explain me, your boat costs ~19 000 plus refit 18 000? Yes? Or it’s total boat +refit is 18000?

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  11. Great video your video is excellent and keeps me totally engaged and curious what will come next.
    We also have a YouTube video channel (Jerry Brown travels) so I'm always interested in good videos. Thank you and keep doing what you do it's appreciated by all. What's the next adventure? Let me know I'm curious

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  12. Nice people. Nice video.

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  13. Really good, you should be so proud! May I suggest that before you dump more money into the boat! Consider small fixes on stove and refrigerator then sale the boat. You should be able to recover all your money and buy a newer boat…..34 Hunter 1995 to 2000 are going for 35k average, some are at 30k. You can only get so much out of a older boat before you start losing money…. The key is upgrade by doing exactly what you just did. Before you know it, you might buy a boat from Italy or Greece and flip it for a nice profit. Just buy and fix then sail it to Delaware to re-registered and pay taxes. I have done it 3 times and made just over 54k after all travel, repairs, taxes. Boats are just more expensive in the U.S. almost 20 to 30 thousand on 36 to 39 ft boats. It was easier the second and third time because I already had local documents from the first time. I now own a 2008 35.5 Hunter with all the bells and whistles. Why a 35ft? It's much cheaper repairs, morning, dockage, sails are abundance and plenty of room for 3 or 4 during 1 month Bahamas vacation. This was one way that I thought would just share. Safe winds fellow sailors!

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  14. Thank you I appreciate the honesty

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  15. You guys did the refit fairly inexpensive. I just hope it is safe for a Blue Water Sailing. Update your solar system. Install an induction cook top. It’s safer than LP besides LP isn’t always easy to find and you have to have a bunch of different adaptors outside America and Canada.

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  16. I just bought my first boat and plan on starting my refit within the month! This video has my hopes up that I haven’t gotten in over my head. I got a 1983 hunter 34 for 7000usd so I feel I’m off to a good start!

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  17. What is a refit ?? Just remodeling the boat ?

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  18. Finally! someone escaping the "rat race", with the budget of someone that would actually be on the "rat race". ( just found this vlog, gathering some valuable information 🙂 ) you seem very down to earth and really cool, keep it up!

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  19. Wow you guys did well should have years of enjoyment…..new subscriber

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  20. good job!

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  21. Thanks for sharing! This was very helpful!

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  22. "We had a low budget, extremely low budget" …. buy a $19,500 boat.

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  23. I liked this video. I am from U.K but pretend to be my favourite Canadian on youtube, maybe you know him. Anyway lots of love from U.K to your family, thank you for an inspiring video. 🙂

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  24. Nice video, this is the most interesting thing for all those people thinking to start a project like this, of course every older boat has its own issues, but it gives an idea of what it could cost and what the issues can be on an older boat, nicely done.

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  25. Excellent job on the negotiating. Its so easy to lowball with boats.

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  26. Smart choices and good work.

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  27. Great info. Thanks.

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  28. Thanks for breaking down your cost like this. Very helpfull !! Was it hard to find insurance and how much did it cost ? Thank !

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  29. that laminate is probably going to start rising due to moisture

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  30. thanks…. really a perfect intro to a person examining if i want to own an old boat

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  31. Great honest video. Were their any lessons learned you could share? Could you comment on how well your flooring is working out. It appears to be a reasonable material selection but curious minds want to know.

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  32. love the boat, video was awesome to, best of luck to both of you.

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  33. This is the type of video I've being looking for. The bare truth told by real people and not the rich kids or artificially humble people who talk about economic monthly spends on their $400k boats. You whole story is inspirational in the sense that with a lot of hard work, ordinary people can get a boat in the water for less than a lottery win ! Thank you. I will now watch more of your vids 🙂

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  34. loved your blog, i just got a 1986 hunter 34' for free that was a marina repo with the same crappy floor problem as yours, we got twins!

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  35. Thanks for sharing, I am thinking about getting a project boat and it was great to hear your breakdown on the refit. Looks very nice , enjoy!

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  36. well done. great story to hear.

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  37. Did you all go to college? If you did, do you have think you will adversely affect your careers if you decide to go back and live on land?

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  38. Just watched this vid. Not sure what your plans for a dodger/bimini are, but you seem pretty handy. I redid the full canvas top for my power boat this year. I watched a bunch of the videos on SailRites page and ended up doing it all myself. It was fairly straight forward with some planning and I saved probably 85% of the cost of having a canvas shop make custom canvas for me.

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  39. Of course, I have no idea about your sailing wishes but please know the limit of your boat. If i may so comment, understand that this boat is not nor was it ever intended to be a open ocean/cruising boat. Coastal cruising in fair weather of course is possible but one ever knows about unpredicted weather changes and open ocean sailing is a whole different thing.

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  40. 1:00 "Do it!" LOL 😀

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  41. just started watching..Im liking you guys already…..

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  42. You have a nice boat one to be very proud of.

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  43. Thanks guys, did find it really interesting x

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  44. And show us what you’re drinking

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  45. Or pirate costumes

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  46. Do a boat tour in your bathing suits

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  47. how much did you pay for an 83 junker..
    lets see its worth 33 x 1000 dollars a foot , 33k minus- 1000 dollars a year, thats 34 years 34k =
    yup thats right

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  48. thats easy..how long is it x 1000 dollars a foot.. been there done that too many times

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  49. Democrats and Replulicans, Ford and Chevy owners, Catalina and Hunter owners. Why can't they just get along?????

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  50. Nice job… I am a sailer and 73. Planning to take care of my "bucket list" item of
    sailing the Caribbean for 6 months in 2020. I live in SW Florida and have had my own
    boats for 8 years…a 28' Watkins & a 30' Irwin and have barefooted in the BVI's a few times.
    Planning on spending about 40 or 50K USD, which would include upgrades, and then go
    off into the sunset. How long did it take you to do all the work shown in the video ? My
    plan is to buy the boat in the spring of 2019 and do any upgrades and sea trials before embarking. Planning on a 40 to 45 ft. boat with 3 cabins, 2 or 3 heads. What do you think
    about by plans and timetable ? Captain Harvey.

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