Hi everyone! I'm new here, so I'm sure I'm doing this the wrong way - and I sincerely apologize. I am considering purchasing
a '64 Columbia
29 that is not in the greatest shape in the world. My vision is to pretty much completely refit
her. I'm good with wood, but have limited experience with fiberglass
. The motor
and the sails
are both in pretty good condition; rigging
is okay, too. Of course, she is chalky and has some barnacles
. Owner is asking $3,000. She is currently in the water
(Corpus Christi). I will go down to Corpus in a couple weeks, and I was considering paying for a survey
First, I'm soliciting opinions on whether this sounds like a project
that's really not worth the time and/or $$$. She sails
as is, and I'm not planning any trans-oceanic voyages. But I WOULD like to have a boat that is aesthetically pleasing, inside and out.
Please feel free to comment - including to tell me if this is the wrong place or wrong manner in which to post my questions. Thanks so much! Any and all suggestions are welcome!