Hi Talbot, can I convince you that i am your long lost
son you never knew you had :-) That's some live aboard.
Lovely boat. One of the more up market production boats and if you can even cal
it production a I don't believe they come off a line like the Bens and Jens etc.
For that age, You are going to need to look at rigging
replacement if it hasn't been done recently. These are quite a strong boat, so I doubt you will find stress cracking issues, but look for anyway around area's of high loading and hard joint areas, like bulk head/hull connections and chain plates.
will be the other area. But it all depends on how much use she has had over the years. It's a bit of a " which is longer, Red string vs Green string" kind of situation. A lot of unknowns. But the Oyster is on my list of wish I could own boats.