New to sailboats, but I assume mine is a pretty common story. I purchased an old boat in need of some work for a fairly small amount of money
, to work and and learn to sail. I live in San Francisco
, and have it berthed at Oyster
Point in South San Francisco
. I am prepared to spend some time and money
on the boat, but my priority is making it safe and protected from the elements more then making it look like new (which would never happen).
The boat is a 1969 Cheoy Lee Offshore
27 (Newell Cadet).
Lets just start with the ugly and the bad:
- The deck
is pretty ugly, a lot of the teak
trim is dry but not cracking
- the gelcoat
is done, needs paint
- the teak deck
has been removed, which I see as a positive, but there is a spot where someone did a terrible job of repairing a soft spot, and it is still pretty soft.
- I can see that the soft spot was caused by the drain holes being raised as a result of the deck removal
, there is about a 1/4" space where water
can be trapped below them.
- Standing rigging
has a couple cracked swage fittings.
- lifeline needs replacing
had a couple small tears in it, I took it to a shop today and think I am just going to purchase
a new sail. I believe she has one that was never picked up that she will give me a good deal on.
- manual bilge
was not working (Gusher 10), I have rebuilt this myself, working great now.
- automatic bilge
was disconnected. Had it wired correctly and serviced. Seems to be working well now, but when I submerge it in the lower part of the bilge it seems to just run and not remove the couple inches of water
in there. I am assuming the pipe is running too far to the exit and is just falling back into the bilge, would love opinions on this.
- prop stuffing was dripping, I had it serviced, started dripping again. I found that if I leave the boat in gear
(sometimes forward works, sometimes reverse works) that the dripping is minimized
- I love the boat
MD1 seems to run quite well. I did an oil change
and added some seafoam cleaner to the oil
. I did notice that when I put the engine
in full throttle I see some diesel
and black soot out the back. Before doing the maintenance
I motored it from Sausalito to the SF Marina, then the 15 miles or so down to Oyster
Point. No issues.
is quite nice after a cleaning
- deck is solid aside from the poor repair spot
- surveyed at the beginning of this year out of water, and had new bottom paint
Things I want to immediately address
- I want to explore the bilge and make sure I will feel ok leaving it for a couple weeks when I am gone on vacation
later this year. I am open to purchasing
and installing a more modern / robust system
- Standing rigging
- I want to have this done, and done right. I am talking to riggers, but would like to know more about the process. Should I just take it to a nearby shipyard and have them remove the mast
, then take the rigging to the rigger, or do riggers typically offer an all in service
where I can just have them come deal with it all. What should I expect to pay for this?
- Either having my jib
either repaired or replaced. I have a second jib which I would love to know how to identify, and spinnaker
(which looks like it has never been used, and I doubt I will use it any time soon)
- I have scheduled a hull cleaning
every two months, the diver is coming out at the end of this week, and I am going to have him clean the hull
, which looks pretty clean, and check out the zincs and prop to see if that is the cause of the engine
I also want to start on the deck. I am not looking for a show boat, just something passible. I have read up a bit on proper soft spot repair and am thinking of just taking whack at it. I am pretty handy and mechanical, but have never worked with fiberglass
before. Also thinking of just masking off everything on the deck and sanding
down the gelcoat
, then doing a prime and paint
Would love some advice on the teak
, which I do not need perfect, but want to protect it from the elements. Should I just use a stained oil
. or maybe a couple coats of polyurethane
Anyways, this was a bit of a long introduction
, but wanted to say hi. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Thanks, and I will upload some images
as soon as i figure out how to do that.