Long time since I posted here last, I broke my camera
when I installed the engine, and this thread came to a stop.
The engine eventually got in, but the boat stayd in Goteborg last winter, while I spent most of the time in Norway
The whole boat-thing had become a pain in the a**, and life forced me to prioritize differently.
Late spring 2014 I went back to goteborg, got the boat ready and sailed/motored it up the swedish coast to Hvaler islands.
It was 7 glorious days of sparkling sunshine, mostly calm seas, and the boat behaved beautifully.
I even met a friend from last time there, a german named Helmut, who sail the swedish west coast
half the year, every year.
I got some new equip in the boat: a Raymarine
ST70 network display, connected to a Airmar P-79 sounder and the autopilot
Allso got an electric
toilet with 45liter holding tank
and a heater fan wich runs off the engine coolant
I Havent done much to the boat, other than buying
the bare essentials, wich easily could be transfered to my next boat.
Because, lets face it: even if the boat was next to free, nothing I could do with it would make me any money
So I have sailed it "as is" this summer and had a lot of fun, sailing,diving and fishing
, with friends.
But it has left me wanting a bigger boat... So now Im hunting bargains because I cant afford a boat wich is ready to sail. But no way in hell am I going to take on another project
where everything needs work and all equip has to be bought, even for free.
So, Im looking for a 34-39" boat with good sails
, bad electrics, and a motor
with good compression
wich for some reason other than the injection pump, doesnt run..
But.. what to do with the present boat?
I have come in contact with a wooden boat building collective, and has access to all kind of woodworkers equip. I have been promised help exchanging the toe rails, wich is the ugliest part of my boats exterior, and I can make new hatches for the boat.
If Im planning on getting anything for the boat I should do some work on the floors I made before launching the boat over two and a half years ago. The repair is sound, no sign of water intrusion, and the keelbolts are tight as ever. but two of the floors are not exactly level. easy fix.
I allso need to mount the toilet and construct a bench around it.
I know It is a bit of work, and I would probably not get that much for it anyway, but at least it will make the boat saleable. If I get 6000$/5000E, Im happy.
As it will most likely cost me money
to get rid of it, and the equip I could keep is worth about 3000$ + the work I could put in this winter, 4500$ would be the minimum, not to loose money compared to scrapping the boat.
So.. Scrap it or not? Ive kinda grown fond of this little boat..