I BOUGHT a boat.
Technically I bought a 2nd newport
41(mostly for the sail inventory) and am almost drunk with excitement over how many options I have to move the project
has been stripped of all interior
fixtures and prepared for refit
All cabinets, electrical
systems, and plumbing
systems have been removed.
has been stripped of paint
and repaired in preparation for new paint
Options 1. Engage the USCG and build her out according to charter
specs. Could sell her or use her for day charters off PIER 39 / bareboat charter
Option 2. go SUPER light weight and make embrace the racer
half of her cruiser / racer
Option 3. go ultra comfy with a big berth, head
with a great salon
and nice modern comforts.
I am already talking to my wood resources about teak
and mahogany so I have the info oready when i debate the idea of minimal wood and gelcoating everything.
Few things I am already decided on:
1. big tankage for both fuel
2. Divinycell & glass for the sole and bulkheads.
3. moving the motor
into the transom with a saildrive
4. bronze ports
if I dont go down the ultra light path (because I have a ton of them that I currently have no use for)
Throw some ideas at me...I'd love to hear what ya'll think.