Hello guys and gals!
I'm new to the forum. After finding a number of answers to recent sailing questions here i decided that it may be beneficial to become a member! It is apparent that there is A LOT of knowledge here about everything marine
So, a bit about me! My wife and I recently purchased a sailboat i can only describe as a fankenboat from a close friend who offered it to me at a price
i couldn't say no to.
The boat started off life as a 20' Enterprise single mast sloop
boat. (from what i can tell it is similar in design to a catalina) After sailing it in coastal races in California
, the previous owner had it rebuilt in 1990. He added 4 ft to it(yep, cut it right down the middle and extended it) and added a bulb keel
as well as foam injected the hull
. From what i can figure it was done very well and he won a number of races with it in this configuration. After selling it to my friend it saw minimal use and was stored for the better part of ten years. As a result, when i purchased it, my wife and I had our work cut out for us. A lot of refinishing, and now, the biggest endeavor I've encountered (which is actually what brought me to this forum!) is that i need to completely rewire the whole boat. So i think i may have been a bit of an "over-sharer" but i look forward to learning
as much as i can from the users here! Thank you in advance for what ever wisdom and knowledge i can glean here!