On my 1975 Peason 39Y, I replaced all the standing and running rigging
(upsized stays)mast was rewired and halyards internalled, boom rebuild
with internal reef and outhaul
lines, all the winches, all the sails
including the furler
and went with a Doyle stack pack with Tides Track and BattCars, external canvas
(dodger/bimini sail covers etc.), the interior cushions
, the cockpit cushions
, went to mid boom sheeting, lifelines
, new spreaders, new lighting
(ext and int) and added a solid vang.
Then I replaced the engine
(something you don't need to do).
Expensive? Yes! Worth it? Yes!
There is a relatively new Catalina
34 for sale
in my marina, "reduced" to $92,500. I have about $25k less than that invested and have twice the boat. Everywhere I go I get stopped and asked about my "beautiful boat" and have had to give many tours
And she sails
With a new engine
already in place I would jump on that Tartan if the price
were right. Then again, I am an amateur woodworker and have a full woodworking shop. I bought my boat for $18k. Lots of people looked and walked away. They were asking $35k. I offered $18k as is and walked away with it.
I am leaving on a weeks cruise
on the Chesapeake tomorrow, but when I get back if you want any info I'll send it. I have all the detailed invoices from Annapolis Rigging
and Spars who did my work.