Alright I have a bit of a dilemma at this point in time.
I have begun making a list of "things that I need to do to my boat", and let me tell you it is quite enlightening the amount of work that needs to be done (who said sailing was going to be cheap
? get 'em in here - I want to give him a piece of my mind lol). Anyways - I have basically two MAIN options: leave the boat in the water
at the marina during winter or have it pulled and stored on the dry?
If it stays in the water
, it will cost ~$1600 (includes electricity and bubblers for the freezing water).
If I take it out, it will cost about $1000 (if I leave the mast
on) or ~1600 if I have the mast
On my list of things to do are
-repaint and recoat the bottom
-top end engine rebuild
so on that note, it seems like it makes perfect sense to take it out, right? If that is so - then is there any reason why I should take my mast off? I mean sure the spreader lights dont work, and I was considering installing a roller furling
(dont have one currently) - but other than that the mast is PERFECT. The stays are nice and tight, everything is straight, I just dont want to mess up something so good
1) dry or wet?
2) if dry, then mast off or mast on?
3) any good links to articles or how-to's on redoing the bottom of the boat? (procedures, good products to use, etc)