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Offline Jim 505

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Chris Pitts Mini 565
« on: February 07, 2018, 20:34:46 PM »
Does anyone have any opinions on the Chris Pitts mini 565?

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2005/Mini-Transat-Chris-Pitts-Custom-2713580/North-Kingstown/RI/United-States


I understand the carbon mast is broken, and the keel is cracked and likely needs replacing. I’m not afraid to tackle either of these problems.


Before the boat was damaged was it any good? Is it worth the effort?


How would I best transport the boat across to the west coast? Does anyone have recommendations on a good boat transport company?

Offline Herver

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Re: Chris Pitts Mini 565
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 21:14:09 PM »
Hello Jim,
Have you checked this : http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire%20des%20Minis/565.htm
Not so much races ... Does not help so much

Offline Jim 505

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Re: Chris Pitts Mini 565
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 21:19:36 PM »
Thanks for the info.

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Re: Chris Pitts Mini 565
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 12:53:18 PM »
Looks heavy to me, could probably be lightened slightly. Still an old design. No idea on how good it can actually be.

You will need a road trailer or a boat transport company. It heavily depends on who is available in your area or around Kingston, RI.
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