We purchased a 1972 Morgan
30/2 last year for 4,000.00. Fresh water
only boat. Always boaters...first sailboat.
Like boat, sails
well. Issues have come up. Know can find several for under 9k that others have redone.
Previous owner cut 9 inches off keel
. It leaks
....lots of places... When hauled out bottom has hundreds or more of small blisters
We love old boat. Cleaned up stuff inside and can see enjoying. Being stuck in northern latitudes (cold, snow and winter) have spent time buying
things to add or change on boat over winter. New club racing
...bilge solutions...new batteries...etc....
When pulled out in November noticed lots of small blisters
. I ground them out then.
Boat on hard. Cold winter here in Midwest.
I will never get my money
out of this boat. But can have a ton of fun with it for what it cost.
Is not worth having someone do complete bottom job.
Was quoted 1000.00 to peel it locally. I would then have to barrier coat etc.
I know they may come back. Definitely will if just patch and paint
. Should I do or skimp?
I also have several thousands in add on stuff that am now wondering if better added to more sound boat.
Any thoughts appreciated.