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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2023 7:27 pm 
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:36 am
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Hey guys, Well unfortunately I think its time to put down my 1982 H18. She's had numerous repairs, tangled with the zero turn, been left on the lake shore for a few years, and I'm thinking not worth the time and money to restore. The 2 biggest current problems:

1) the starboard rudder gudgeon has cracked thru again and is leaking water into the hull
2) the starboard hull has a rather large soft spot on the outer side from the bow to about half way to the front cross bar.(3-4 feet) It's still intact but would probably not survive rough seas or a direct hit to it.

Every piece of rope on the thing needs replaced or cleaned, the tramp has a 2 foot tear in one corner and the trailer needs tires, bearings, lights, etc....

I hate to just trash her or part out but not sure of any other viable options at this point. I only sail where I live and don't care about looks but right now she's not even functional. Also figured out she's not great for comfort especially the older I get. LOL

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.



PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2023 10:06 am 
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Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:15 pm
Posts: 1194
Location: Oakland, CA
Add up the cost and time of rehabbing and compare it to buying another 18 and see which is lower.

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