Thanks everyone and especially cheechako for the in-depth response.
I got the title and the keys yesterday and the PO is taking me sailing on Sat to show me the ropes
Its got an atomic 4 which I have heard mixed things about. In my mind its been around forever. there are still plenty of them running. Its simple and like all good old things with maintenance
it should last many more years. I can work on it terrible easy seeing how its sitting in the middle of my cabin
and it starts right up so i know that at least right now it is working.
Im pretty overwhelmed right about now but looking forward to saturday to take the boat out and see how everything works. After that I will start the long process of taking things apart and cleaning everything up. The interior has teak
all over which is pretty cool but I do want to paint the fiberglass
and other random pieces that have yellowed with age. Exterior teak
is trashed. Im going to sand everything down and put some oil
on it to see if it can come back to life. Looks like the PO started to do this then gave up and did a terrible job. Some pieces have globs of some sort of clear coat that yellowed and cracked. It looks awful. The guy before him also decided to paint part but not all of the deck
. So I have white that is mixed with beige all over the place. Lots of unfinished painting. The good thing is the deck
feels really solid all around. I found no weak or soft or hollow sounding spots.
I did look around a bit more last night after I got the boat and I noticed the seacocks or through hulls (that's the same thing right?) are a bit crusted over with green. Should I be looking to replace these right away?
The other thing I noticed is a lot of the plumbing
for the water in sinks and such is clear tubing that is now a nasty brown color but the water looks clean and runs clean. How hard is it to re-plumb a boat with fresh tubes?
One last question- Has anybody painted their mast
while on the boat and in the water? Is that the worst idea ever? haha