Originally Posted by roberttigar
I have a 77 OI 33. Between 1 sinking and 2 lightning
strikes, everything has been replaced 3-4 times in the 20 + years of ownership
. Any specific questions? I may have an answer. Bob
OK, my first question is how / why did it sink?
One question I was about to ask is this, the mast
comes through the deck
, and from below I can see that it has this stuff that seals
it, but that stuff leaves a gap about 1" on the aft end of the hole. I can look up and see the blue cloth boot around the mast
on deck. That just seems to me not good! Is it intentional or should I seal that remaining little part and if so with what?
I am just poking around the boat looking at stuff and trying to get stuff working.
The mast step is absolutely sterile, just amazing for a 40+ year old boat. Absolutely no sign that it has ever had water
My running lights are wired in to the inside 12V lights. I turned those on at the breaker panel, even though I am currently at the dock
with AC. I assume that they should be on separate circuits?
My bilge pump
turns on automatically but does not turn off automatically. It looks like it is hanging on a tube running aft from the head
. So I have to deal with that.
is not dry but is fairly clean. A little water getting on from somewhere, my guess the shaft packing. The boat has been on the hard
for a couple of years I think. I would like to track it down however just for my own peace of mind. She's not sinking however.
I would like to take a journey into the aft lockers but I am not sure I could get back out again. Wouldn't that be embarrassing!
I have about 5 days before I head south and I have to just get issues handled, including insurance
, tow policy, MMSI number, and such.