So here's the deal, while I wait for spring to roll back around and my intended appointment with the 210 class, you guys can help me with the decision I need to make. so, there are basically three options, and I would like you to tell me what you'd do:
option #1 - a woodie that has sustained some damage. A frame needs replacement and there is a small hole in one side of the boat, and then it will need to be sanded and painted. The trailer is painted steel and servicable. Aluminum rig. Cockpit cover. Asking price about $1700.
option #2 - a choice of two woodies, both in sailing condition. Painted trailers. Aluminum rigs. Cockpit covers. Asking price, about $3700.
option #3 - a refinished 'glass boat with full cover, good trailer, etc. Asking price $5000.
Option #'s 1 and 3 both have good racing records from past years. I had set a total budget for this project at an initial $5000 and can NOT go over that amount, and under it would be better.
So, what would you do? Keep in mind that most guys who win in 210's sail 'glass boats, which for the most part were either built by Pearson Yachts back in the day, or by Gretzky for the more modern versions. The 'glass boat I listed is a Pearson. Then again, according to 'sources' the boat listed as option #1 was a very fast boat until the frame gave way and tore the hole in the sides of the boat.
Thanks for any opinion offered, and for being my enablers. I really appreciate it.
'A disciple of the Norse god of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker'