Thanks Padave and Don I'd have loved to sell her to you by the looks of your handy work! Padave, we've put a lot of work in on her but she wasn't too bad to start with. She'd only been let go a couple of years. Our bulkheads and interior
were not rotted other than one small section where it steps up under the dinette table.
The holding tank
, which for me was a nice fiberglass
unit under the forward dinette seat had leaked and rotted it out. It was an easy repair to pulled the tank grind down the glass and lay some new tape and epoxy
back over the corners and seems. It looks like it was made out of fiberglass
board and stitch and glued with cloth for the seems. They didn't get the cloth wetted out enough and used a large wove roving that allowed just a small amount of water
Don your boat is looking great. Is it an original outboard
Dave I totally agree with a lot of what your planning it sounds a lot like what I was thinking of doing. Good space for tanks
under the quarter berths. You might consider one for gas or make half of one of the space for gas. The area under the cockpit
is tight and I was only able to get a 12-13 gallon tank in there. Plastimo
( spelling) unit from west marine
fit great. There is also some good room in the bulge that might work for a fuel tank
too. I guess it all depends on what type of cruising your going to do.
We can get about .7gph at cruise
doing about 6.8knts with our new ( used prop). I'd considered and indigo prop but found a nice used 2 blade
locally for a steal. I'm very happy with it as it gave us a very much improved motoring experience. The old one was original and cavitated badly. After comparing the new and old it was incredibly worn out.
Keep the old merriman winchs. We love ours and our friends can hear us tack from miles away! Ours polished up great. The paws and springs were in good shape. I replaced the springs as long as I had it apart. Ordered some out of McMaster Carr. A plus to those old wicked is you don't need a self defend weapon if you have a winch
handle near by!
I love the tiny tots! Especially if your in a cooler area or doing some off season sailing.
Good call on the cockpit
locker hatches. We strongly considered this. I thought the lazertte would be a great place to seal off half of it and make it a propane
locker. Seems like plenty of room but again depends how large a tank you want.
Our water tanks
under the vberth seem huge at least 40 gallons. Your head
looks very different from ours. Our hanging locker door opens to close of the main salon
then the head
door swings forward and is hinged to clear the mast support. This was probably changed when the support was added. I'm not quite sure how you are going to shower
in there. I'm a bigger guy 6'2" and using the head isn't too bad, but showering seems like a stretch. Instead we use a solar shower
over the boom. We've found the scuppers to be more than adequate.
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