Just a quick introduction
I'm a 32 year old sailor with my own little yacht that is a bit of a work in progress (aren't they all..) It's a Maxi
77, a slightly odd but comfy and quick Swedish plastic 25-footer.
Odd in its somewhat chined narrowish hull
shape and bulb keel
, with IOR-style masthead rig and a huge foretriangle (well, for a 25-footer that is).
I've already changed out the saildrive
, the big leg seal and resealed most of the deck
fittings. Then installed new winches, stoppers and rearranged the cabin
roof to a more modern layout. Used to have five cleats
and a central winch
on the mast
side (!) of the cleats
(how am I supposed to use THAT?) ; now I have the winch
repositioned at the very edge of the roof where a cleat once was, then a set of stoppers where the winch used to be. Much better. To port of the halyard
winch, a few cam cleats now hold the trim lines. I've left two cleats on starboard of the winch, for later replacement perhaps. I've also upgraded to self-tailing sheet winches, a two speed halyard
winch and am installing some modern electronics
Then I built a new masthead to make room for all-rope halyards and an off-center spinnaker
crane that will no longer chafe the forestay.
Now all it needs is new windows and some interior
work, basically repairs
of the damage that was done by leaving a sizeable number of leaks
untreated for a bit too long. Oh, and all new wiring
, but electronics
is one of my other hobbies, so I'm not in the least worried about that
Just dreading the sticky vinyl job...