Thanks Skylark! That is exactly what I was looking for, especially as I had come to most of the same conclusions...the chainplates leak, but the wood around them is sound...the wood under the portlights
...another story, but just about the only leaks
are in the portlights
sucks, but I have never had a boat that didn't need new..
Toilet is missing, but that is ok, as I am only intending to use it for a bay boat for the forseeable future..no bluewater until rugrats are gone. I will go with a porta potty or a composting toilet...I like the head
layout but it is too small for my wife..if she can pull the throne out and sit athwartships she will be happier...
I detest the chainlocker...just haven't figured it out yet..that is a detail for much later, after I solve her problems..it has worked since 1972, and has pretty much circumnavigated..i've seen the pics <G>
She has good winches, but the starboard cockpit winch
has guts removed..the lady showing it didn't know anything about it...so hopefully they are there..if not..oh well.
Sucks to be me..some dummy let go the main halyard
and it is wrapped around the backstay and topping lift
...above the spreaders..a good thing I have good climbing gear
..up the stick I go.
She has a roller furling jib
..which I am of two minds about..oh well..I'll either like it or change it..prolly will like it.
one of the things I like is that the inboard is gone...hates me some inboards..outboard it will be. I plan on converting the engine
room and under cockpit
into a single
wide pilot berth and a pair of lockers under the cockpit lockers. at least after I sort out all the icky plumbing
crap under there..
The wife is almost drooling to start playing with the woodwork..I have a small sawmill and produce some nice native lumber
...my new tiller will be cedar and curly maple...mostly because I am sick of looking at oak..besides oak has tannic acid..not good for hardware
This is going to be a butt load of work...but I believe we have made a good deal on the boat..2500...and I sleep ok knowing I can do anything I need done myself..except maybe making sails
, but the wife is pretty talented with a sewing machine
..I bet she can do it.
oh..I hate the sink where it is too..not sure what I will do about that, but it is pretty low on the totem pole...the stove is an orinco (sp?) two burner alky stove...what is missing for me is an oven
an I like to bake and I like to make one pot meals
slow cooked..ah well as long as there is rum
in the locker everything else will iron itself out.
I am such a dummy for buying
this boat..they say it is hole into which one pours money
, I believe it is a hole in ones head out of which comes brains <G>
ah well, I have refurbed boats before..
Thanks again for the insight!