1) Anyone know where to get the manual for this boat?
2) Is there a reason to use anti-fouling paint
on a day sailer?
I bought one, hoping to take her out this weekend. I've been searching high and low for info on this boat. It all seems to lead back to this one yahoo owners group. (which on first attempt was denied entry, which if I can get a bit of info is no big deal)
I haven't sailed in years (this is like a 15 yr dream come true) and when I did it was like albacores echos...tiny boats that were a bit different. It has some things I've never encountered before (furling Genoa
, lots on this on google
but all those are attached to the stay, my drum is deck
mounted and not attached to the forestay at all...at least I dont think so its not in the right spot but google
seems to only show the one type). Still I KNOW is covered in the manual because the owner I bought it from had the original 40 year old manual but its...seen better days.
I also have some maintenance
questions as I try to restore her, it has layers upon layers of what looks like paint
on the bottom, google seems to suggest its probably anti-fouling
paint, its REALLY badly textured and the rollers on the trailer (yep, rollers on the trailer not carpeted bars) have worn though, in some cases right down to the yellow gel-coat. Its actually kind of neat looking top layer is brown, it goes through a few blues then down to the yellow gel-coat (but didn't do anything but scratch the gel-coat) my instinct is to strip it down to gelcoat
and 'repaint' it but there a TON of options in what paint to use and I really don't need the antifouling properties the most she'd EVER spend in the water
is a weekend, freshwater.