No! Don’t let these guys sweet talk you into the shame of buying new gear and out of a victorious grand resurrection of your beloved Mako! Of course the 2011 woodcores rock and you know you want one, but there’s something else going on here.
Apparently not everybody recognizes it - booo on them.
Here is a crucial challenge ahead of you of live-changing caliber.
There isn’t even a choice here. These two battered shells are looking at you, begging you to man up and just go for it. You have already decided you were going to repair anyway.
Don’t back out now. You can do it. You have my engineering support (previous involvement in wind turbines, a Whitbread racers, A-Cats, and even serial production of composite solid body electric guitars). Plan your work and work your plan. PM me if you get stuck.
Everything is possible. Invest this time in yourself, and show us how you go so other guys can follow you leading example. Can’t loose this my brother. The road is the destiny.
There are no economics for pride.
Hang in there, and show us what you’re made of.