I had a quick look at the site, looks good. I'll check it out further.
The boat is a 30 yr old Nova Scotia
.37', 45' loa
, 5'+ draft
. The spars are aluminum
with S.S. rigging
. Good quality, I've been told. The main sail is shabby, but I've recently aquired three sails
that were too heavy (15 oz.) for the previous owner. They are the tanbark color which I like too. There is some real bad rot
at the bowsprit/bulwark area but the hull
is good. The deck
, the hull
is 11/2'' mahogany on oak. Full keel
, 85 hp Perkins
, 20'' prop. Solid but not fancy. No luxuries, but this is a man's voyage anyway. We do have a hand held GPS
, a good compass
, a VHF
, and depth sounder
. We are accummulating safety equipment
such as an epirb
, offshore liferaft
, immersion suits,jack lines and sailing clothes.
As for experience, we just got the boat in July ($12,000@EBAY) so we'll pick some up along the way.
At least we're sailing in the summer!
So much to learn, so little time. That's the challenge