Looking at '74 Customflex FS
Hi. I have the chance to buy a 1974 customflex FS. It looks to be in pretty good shape, though I need to look more closely in the light and, based on what I have read here, closely inspect for signs of a rotted balsa core. It seems the boat is missing its mainsail and so I need to find a good resource for a used one if anyone knows one. Also, what does a decent used mainsail go for? What about a spinnaker? Are there any other good sources for parts, used or new? It may also be missing the boom vang, rudder, etc. The seller will let me have it for $900. This seems to be a steal, even if it needs a mainsail, vang, rudder, etc. Is it? I gave him a preliminary offer of $900 before discovering the mainsail is missing. I told him I could not pay that much if I need to get a mainsail and told him one would probably cost $300-400. He seemed receptive to going lower. He knows nothing about sailboats and appropriate pricing, which is just fine for me. Anyway, any help on these topics is appreciated. I have a MacGregor 25, and could use the vang from that I suppose, but am needing something a bit smaller and easier to trailer/launch and single-hand.