Ahoy Golden Wattle, good to see another Melbournian here. And John, I too have started the "build-a-boat" thing with a ferro
46 footer. I am just about to have her soda blasted and throw a coat of colour over her while the coach house gets repaired and hot dip galvenised. Like me you have a lot of work to do, but keep your head
up and it will come together, at least untill you cost your mast/s and rigging
. Im trying to work down from the $60,000.00 I was quoted (at 25ish tonne its all big). Oh well, onward and upward we go. The mast
sections at 50' and 35' came in at $3000 and $2200 new so im looking at ways to save on all the other crap that goes on them. #60 ST. winches are another hold your breath thing. Keep a look out for second hand stuff now,you dont know when you will find a bargain that can save you BIG bucks.