I'm refurbishing an O'day 39. It's had a tough life but it will find life easier with me.
I've stripped and refinished the interior
. All doors were taken off last fall so they could be finished in the shop. I used Epifanes rubbed effect over 3 coats of gloss varnish
. I like the look.
A few of the doors did not close properly prior to me removing them. The bulkheads are screwed to the tabbing and many of the screws are loose (not stripped) just loose. The boat showed some damage (deck cracks around the stanchions) on the starboard side.
The boat is on the hard
with the stick on the ground.
My question: Do I wait until it's rigged and in the water
before I cut and re-fit the doors and tighten the screws? I have seen anouther O'day 39 that the owner thru bolted the bulkheads. For light coastal cruising is this necessary, beneficial , or a waist of time? You all have been most helpful in past questions. Many thanks.