Thanks James S, My first chore will be to stop the water
. This boat is 40 years old, and it took me a couple of days before that really sunk in. This fiberglass
is 40yrs old so what am I in for? My first act was to take everything out flotation and all. I emptied the bilge
, when I came back later their was water
build up again, the only place it could have come from was the seat on the starboard side or from under the foward bunk area, the owner had said the drain from the anchor
well leaked and sure enough when I opened the inspection hatch
their was a lot of water about ten gallons to be exact.
So No.1- Was to remove the blood so I could see the wounds- I hand washed the whole boat this way I would get to know my hull
, it cleaned up pretty good I don't beleive their is any soft spots but I want to remove most all the fittings and re set them ,(these guys were not good craftsmen) this should take care of some leaks
No.2 repair main hatch
make new runners etc.
No.3 build a new hatch for the cabin
roof (the one they made is useless)
When this is done I'll take stock and see if I stopped the water ( hopefully yes) Then I'll develope my next list. I would appreciate any help along the way . Thanks OneI