I wish I would've read this post before buying
, I probably still would've bought her anyway. The boats name is Black Orchid, the was still online last I checked. I've had my boat for a year and have gone out about every other weekend. I live aboard, there is plenty of room and it feels like a small apartment at the pier.
well, I've been out in 20 knots reefed without issue. San Diego
doesn't get much wind
.. the surveyor
didn't catch it but I did during the first rain storm. I still have the original teak
, very nice and 3/4" think at some points. Unfortunately the screws have well, screwed me. I spend most the sumer filling in the delaminated plywood core
. I think I was about 30-40% delaminated. Probably should have recored it but I can't afford that right now, the job I did ended up costing over $1000 in materials and about $200 in booze for my part time helpers. I recaulked it too. It feels good and strong now, no more soft spots. It looks great too.
I've also got blisters
on the hull
, hundreds of small ones. Not a big deal, I'm keeping an eye on them when I clean my hull
Overall I am happy with my Seawolf. She has a great classic look and the odd compliment at the pier or on the water
makes me proud of her.