Originally Posted by speedoo
The boat looks great!
I'm very excited for you, even more so because you boat looks like it ws very well cared for, unlike mine which as I said earlier was really a mess.
I think you said the only issue from the survey
was a wiring
problem? If you have the time, you might want to address that yourself. The Don Casey book that I recommended earlier has a very good section on boat electrics... very thorough and easy to understand. After reading that section,I have committed to doing a lot of my own electrical
work, even if it takes me a lot of time.
Try to go sailing as soon as you can... you deserve it! Just choose a nice 10 - 12 knot
day, make sure you know how to get the main down quickly, put a reef in, etc. Do you have roller furling
on the headsail? Find one or two people to go with you, put everyone in a life vest and go!
Thanks, yea it is in very good condition. I lucked out. The problem with the wiring
is evidently that it is solid core
wire and needs to be stranded wire. All is functional, but I guess new regulations
require stranded or something? I plan on getting that book and seeing what I can do about it.
I'm hoping maybe to get the sails
up this weekend with the PO. He's offered to help me get used to it a bit. I think I'm going to take him up on it for sure. No roller unfortunately. I'm hoping to get one in the future, but a bit spendy for me right now. I'm quickly learning
how expensive the new boat can be as Ive already put a few hundred into her in the past 3 days.