To both Canibul and Rossir,
With the exception of the actual aligning of the shaft and securing of the new diesel
, I am doing everything. Often I will walk the yard or docks and see how other boats are done, and I read whatever I can. And of course I make use of many of the sailing threads on line, this being one of the best. Far East also has a web site where I can get help, usual it is just a matter of just doing it, you will be surprised what you can do. Without a doubt I was not real wise in this undertaking, I could have purchased another boat that was far more complete or equiped for far less than I will end up spending. But with that said I will know every inch and system of my boat, and I would hope this could come in handy some day. I enjoy the work, it gives me a great sense of satisfaction when I see a project
I had never worked with fiberglass
before, while it can be messy, it is not real difficult. You must be patient and do all of the proper preparation. You can do some great things with epoxy
and fiberglass, there are many books
Canibul, I would not do it again, however, I have learned so much that I think I could go out and find a real bargin that is safe and sound without spending a huge amount of money
. Actually, I probably have learned just enough to really be dangerous.
I guess I have rambled enough, sufice it to say, I am very proud of her and will post more pics soon to show her off. I am getting very close to sea trails for the new engine
Have a great day.