Hello from land locked central Ohio!
After being boatless the past two years the First Mate and I made an offer that was accepted on a Lord Nelson
41. Now comes the survey
and sea trials when the ice is gone. The previous owners had started the restoration
of Fair Wind
, installed a new 75hp Yanmar
with new drivetrain and exhaust
, peeled and relayed the bottom, new hoses, tankage, etc. but there is still much to do. The teak
decks are in sorry shape (but laid over solid fiberglass), the portlets and hatches need rebedding, the running rigging
looks original as are the sails
We will be keeping the boat on Lake Erie the next couple of years then relocating south. As we have been away from boating
for a bit, and our last sailboat was 8 years ago, can anyone recomend good yards, riggers or people in the Port Clinton/Sandusky area? And any thoughts on how to attack the remaining issues myself?
I have enjoyed reading others problems and solutions here. Keep up the good work!