Thank you for your thoughtful response. I found the same problems. Soft spots resulting from large holes drilled into the deck
. Hopelessly damaged sea-cocks and handrails! Very good point.
I hired a professional to fix all structural fiberglass
problems and consider his fees
well spent. Sails
are new, so only had to replace the standing rigging
. I expect to spend another 4000 to bring the boat up to standard. In this day and age, that's what a 30 year refit
would cost on any sailboat of this size and weight.
Older Bristol 22's and 24's are becoming commonplace in the Caribbean
and Central America
. Let's consider ourselves lucky to have a "ticket to ride."
Fair winds, Skip20