Just dropped 2500 bucks on a 1972 Tanzer 28..(as mentioned in my meet and greet thread.) Well, we did it..it's going to take alot of work to make her seaworthy
and comfortable, but the hull
is sound, and the standing rig is solid. Running rigging
is junk, but that's not too big a deal..I'm not looking forward to hauling her..she's got sea critters pretty bad. I have a soft spot for her already, though, she is of my birth year, and like me she is a little broken, but still fighting. We will re-christen her "Her Idea." I knew i'd have fun with her when I was sitting in the cockpit
the other night staring at the gaping hole in the sole where some moron put in a steering gear
..I leaned over on the original tiller and it broke under me...I gotta go rent Captain
Ron, and Watch it with Captain Morgan
..for perspective, you see.
ah well, I have some gorgeous eastern red cedar and a bunch of curly maple kicking around here..she will get a new tiller as soon as I can get in the shop, and right after I fill and fair all the fiberglass
butt holes the PO put in her transom.
the Admiral and I spent the evening on her tonight, mostly to start cleaning
the junk out of her, and get the (shot) sails
off (gonna need some gently used sails
for her..) Naturally the Admiral kicked back in the Flag cabin
reading the Pardey's cruising book, whilst I puttered..errr...worked hard on the boat..yeah..that's it.
After the day I have had, sitting on the foredeck hatch
watching the sun go down and the resident mallards paddle, was just about all the peace I need.
It looks like i will be spending some time in the PO thread..
BUT I HAVE A BOAT!