Hello to all,
It has been a great summer for sailing with lots of sun and lots of wind
I have a 1969 31' Mariner ketch
that has a few issues.
1. I read that wood masts that have been painted may be suspect; My main was painted white many moons ago (before I got her) and the mizzen is still the nice varnish
. The question is whether I should look into replacing with stainless or aluminum
2. The main cabin
sides are rotted pretty good. Someone started filling with epoxy
but I want to do it a little better. I would like to fabricate the entire cabin
side and then put it in place. Is this feasable? Before I start (if it is feasable) I need to know if the sides go under the roof (is that a nautical term?) and if this is the best and easiest way to go.
This boat sat for a long time at a moorage on the Oregon
coast with very little maintenance
. The previous owner (who only had the boat for about one year) sailed it on the Columbia
river fairly often. This is a great classic sailer that I will make into a very solid ocean cruiser; any advise is very appreciated.