"tat, tat, tat--you sound like you'd be an interesting guy to have a drink with. Being totally new to boats, you bought one, totally stripped it out and refitted it. ??? I don't know whether to admire you or just be amazed.
a64 also gave you a good piece of advice...get a knowledgeable person to look it over. Not some old guy dressed in a pirate costume. If you were smart you would have taken photos before removing ballast and stripping out the boat. If you expect good advice, here, you will post some photos of inside and out. And please let us know how you plan to use this."
Originally Posted by tat
me a bit there, Terra, like it is in coded code.
I did take photos of it all in great detail.....in my head
Lost? Code? Tried to use small words, but let me help you out.
Knowing next to nothing about boats did not stop you from buying
, stripping and refitting one. It would be just as easy to view this as very bold or incredibly foolish.
You had asked some old "experienced-looking" guy for advice. Instead, engage someone who is actually qualified to judge your boat's seaworthiness.
If you can't buy or borrow a camera
, pencil sketches on paper would suffice to document the major modifications you've made, ballast location and amount, etc. These can be scanned and posted. Without that information, how can you expect someone who's never seen your boat to offer specific, usable advice?
How you intend to use the boat is pertinent information that needs considering in order to advise.
Hope I've cleared up your confusion. If there are "nautical" terms with which you are unfamiliar, like "seaworthiness" try Google
. Or ask.