I started out looking for a "project boat". I found a number of them. Some were reasonable projects, but would have cost too much for what they were worth by the time transporting them was figured in or they were just too far gone.
Well, we decided to go ahead and buy one that was pretty much ready to go and so are buying
an older Cal 29
(as someone in this forum said, "Aren't all boats 'projects?'"). It is essentially ready to go with the exception of general maintenance
due an older boat. (Wow, reasonably good sails
, an engine
that runs, roller furling
, decent shape...) Since it is on the hard
I will want to consider a barrier coat and of course new bottom paint
. It currently is derigged so now will be the time to do any maintenance
on the mast
and check the mast wiring
, etc. It seems that now would be a good time to consider new hull
and deck paint
This boat is basically an interim boat that we will use for daysailing and perhaps short coastal hops so that we can gain more experience and determine more accurately what our needs in a cruising boat will be. It really is very marginal in size for our family
, but we are not intending on using it for extended blue water
I appreciate all helpful suggestions, thoughts and comments.
BTW - I hope that this is the right area for this thread.