Chip Ford's 1974 Catalina 22 Restoration Project
Sail #3282  l  Marblehead, Massachusetts

The never-ending project to fill my hole in the ocean while bailing it out
has come to its end.


Chip Ahoy is now for sale

Asking price is $20,000 $11,500

Just over a quarter of the amount I've put into on it
not counting my many hundreds of labor hours.

$13,500 less than its current insured value ($25,000).

$23,500 less than its surveyed replacement value.

(All receipts are available)

If you're interested, contact me

 

My Last Project on Chip Ahoy

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With the new For Sale sign ready to put out front yesterday, I went into Chip Ahoy's cabin to remove more of the stuff I'd just loaded last week, decided to open the forward hatch for some air circulation. When I swung it open it felt strange, wobbly. Inspection revealed one of the butt hinges had broken and I thought I was done with Chip Ahoy projects! So it was off to West Marine, one more time. The replacement butt hinges set me back another $40 putting my total out-of-pocket cost for Chip Ahoy officially over $40K ($40, 026.26).

Replacing one hinge to me meant replacing both. (If one was bad the other couldn't be far behind.) Besides, replacing a butt hinge requires removing the forward hatch entirely, so I might as well replace both anyway, especially since they come two to a package. Fortunately I had all the other materials required for the project. The job today took four or five more hours add that to the thousands that preceded it.

Once I got the hatch reinstalled, I launched the For Sale sign at the end of my driveway/lot as vehicle and foot traffic poured by heading down the hill to the town dock for the big summer holiday weekend on the water and the street curbs filled up with boaters' parked vehicles. The sale is on!  (Jul. 3, 2015)

 

Final Project Completed

 
 

 

Chip Ahoy Now Officially For Sale!

 
 

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