I'm hoping to get some input and get closer to sailing out of Corpus Christi with a destination
of Costa Rica
I purchased a '70 Irwin
32 about 3 years ago and have been working on it, preparing for my sail. My biggest problem is that I work 600 miles from Corpus and that makes it very difficult, but I'm making good progress and should be close to ready in about a year.
I've replaced and modified a lot of hardware
and customized the boat how I feel comfortable. One of the previous owners spent a lot of money
turning the boat into a day sailor and slip bar, so I've spent a lot time and money
turning it into a cruiser.
The only real sailing I've done is to the boatyard in Rockport, a couple times to do the bottom, thru-hulls, etc....
My next step is to add power producing solar
generation, and a water
It's been a hard road living and working so far away, but I'm getting there.
All the stuff I've done is such a long list, it'd make for a very long page.