Hi all, Bigjoe here again.
Last night I found a 1981 27 Tanzer. Its been sitting in a farmers field not far from my house for 14 years on a cradle
cradle) The keel
looks to be iron or steel
, ( its really rusty) most of the bondo stuff has fallen off and there is a 1/8" seperation gap at the rear from the hull
, about 3 inches long. The hull cabin
roof, and deck
overall looks in great shape, no blisters
, holes, gouges, and the deck
doesn't seem to have any soft spots.(I walked around on it every where tryin to find soft spots I'm 230lbs) It has about a foot of water
above the floor boards so its like a 1/4 full. I figure it been like this for many years. All the interiour needs to be gutted and replaced. (thats the eazy part as I'm a cnc programmer and a cabinet maker/interiour millwork guy and have access to a cnc router) All the exteriour wood like the roof grab rail, tiller handle, cabin
door,trim etc, floor grate is toast. I suspect this was teak
but is way to far gone, I can recreate all thes parts
usin the old as templates.
Ok now for the good news. The mast
is there and 3 sails
in ok condition, All the ropes, riggin, cables
, tiller and rudder
.( but all ropes will need to be replaced) The cables
that run around on the poles on the outer most edge of the deck r in tact as well as the ss railings at the bow. Most of the interiour is fiberglass
lookin wood screwed to it so thats an eazy fix. It has all the cushions
for the inside and cockpit
, I also have a wife who's amazin with her sewin machine and can copy and make all new. The stove, head
, ice box, sink, and all windows look to be in ok shape, or serviceable. It has a motor
mount for a outboard
, and a ok ss swim ladder.
Now, this is going to be my first sail boat, I can fix and repair almost anything, have tons of tools and the space to do this. Do u guys think its worth the effort? My biggest concern is the keel
with all the rust and bondo comming off it, how would this task be approached? Why would there be bondo on the keel anyways? What should I look out for being this boat has had water
sitting in the hull? I live in Canada
and water freezes for 4 1/2 months a year!!
I'm going to take some pics 2night and post them for a better description on the work that is required. O ya the guy says I can have the boat for 1000.00
Any helpfull advice would be greatly appreciated, if any experienced sailors live in the Tottenham Ontario
area and would be willin to come have a look and give me an objective opinion I'd be happy to pay for wings and beers at Mrs. Edgars Home For Wayward Girls in Beeton for your time.