I am brand new to this forum and I also just purchased a 1974 Contest 33 hull
#93. Bought in NC and about to bring her back home to Florida
. I've had a 31 Southern Cross and a 29' Ericson
before but it's been 10 long years between boats. I'm really looking forward to this one, she a sweetie!
My first question, and observation about her, is she is woefully under equipped to accommodate ground tackle. It's so crowded in the bow with the bow pulpit design and the furling
drum, which can be moved. Has anybody re-designed their anchoring
system to hold a couple good size anchors and rollers?
I'm also curious if the Lofrans
windless came from factory and what size the gypsy
might be. Has rusty 3/8 chain on it now.
She's been sitting for a while, I can't wait to get her back in the water
and go sailing. Tortuga's I think first.