I've posted on a few other sites with not a whole lot of response. I'm new here but it looks like things are pretty active here. I'm just looking for advice. A bit about my background, I've been an aircraft mechanic
for about 10 years. I've made and rigged aircraft control cables
. I've done a fair amount of glass work. I have a small woodworking shop in my garage. I'm a reservist and I've been mobilized so I can't get home to do any work on the boat for a few months. That gives me time to get advice from anyone here.
I'm new to sailing. I took an ASA
class last summer to get started and when I saw how much it cost t rent a boat I thought I'd just crew on other people's boats for awhile. Then my sister told me about a guy giving away a Morgan
22. The instructor from my class took a look at it and said it was sound, what there was of it. It's really just the hull
. No sails
I've been reading this forum for a week or two and usually when people write in for advice most people here tend to make it sound like any home re-fit project
isn't worth the time. My first question is even though the boat was free am I wasting my money
? The boat is sitting in my driveway right now so it's not costing me anything to just let it sit while I hunt for parts
The last time I was home I was talking to a guy at the West Marine
. He said he had a box full of parts
from a re-fit he did last year so I've got a few things to work with. He also said he'd lend a hand so I'm not working completely blind.
Does anyone here have a good source of info on a Morgan
22? Are there any manuals
that will tell you things like cable length for the standing rigging
? Is there anything I need to be aware of before I really get started?
I'll be using the boat to learn on. To start of Lake Lanier then maybe trailer it to the coast. After a few years I'll get something bigger but I'm going to use it to learn more about sailing.