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1980 Spirit 6.5
Boat is in great shape, could use a new coat of anti fowling paint. Bow and Stern pulpits and lifelines. Three sails in excellent condition in sail bags. Interior is okay, cushions need to be re-covered. The main sheets are missing, but all other running rigging in good shape as is the standing rigging.
Shorline trailer was just rewired this year, tires are very good. It tilts too.
Chrysler 7.5 HP included, runs but needs a tune up.
The boat has a swing keel, 1'8" up, 5' down. Keel winch is in the cock pit.
Large cock pit with locking storage locker. Will easily seat 6 adults.
Three Sails, main, working jib and 150 genny. Original sails in good condition, no visible repairs and all corners and attachment points look solid.
I don't know if the boat has ever been in saltwater, didn't get much information from the place I bought it. The stanchions and other chrome isn't pitted so I'm thinking not but can't say for sure. None of the deck or cock pit area seem punky or soft. I think it may leak at the seal between the deck and the hull, but I'm told most boats do that, but I haven't found any water inside from leaks?
The motor is a 1980 and runs but as I said it needs a tune up.
Never planned to sail at night so I didn't fix the lights or buy a battery, but there is a battery box and the interior lights work.
Pop top - have replacement hardware for slider part, but it somehow connects to the mast when up? haven't fixed that. The piece that attaches to the top looked as if it has been repaired several times and will need repair again.
No blisters in the gel coat, some spidering? is that the term? Anyway the sailboat guys at the camp say it's an awesome boat. One of the old sailors told me I could take it to Anapolis and sell it for $6,000. Don't believe that.
In a quick summary, I bought this boat because it was affordable and large enough not to be intimidated on the big lake. After cleaning it up and rigging it I realized that it's way to big for my wife and I to rig and use as regularly as I would like to if at all. She's really not on board with the boat thing anyway so I've already fed her plenty of ammo on the mid life crisis boat thing, but I would like to get something smaller and I have my eye on a boat for $2,500 locally.
I sold the spirit last week, a local saw it in the paper and bought it on the spot, never even questioned the price. Thanks for your help.
Alton Bay, New Hampshire
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