Rebuilding a catamaran
is a big job, but as long as the yacht is structurally sound, you should be OK. I've done tons of boat work over the years on older yachts, and I enjoyed the work. Some people wondered if I would ever get around to going sailing because I worked on my Westsail 32 and Pearson
27 so much. I got lots of satisfaction and pride from fixing things, doing upgrades, and keeping my small yachts seaworthy
One of the things I like about older yachts is that fixing them up is not rocket science. They tend to have simple systems on board, and keeping things simple makes things affordable. Bells and whistles cost lots of money
. I personally am a minimalist, and I admire sailors like Slocum and Harry Pidgeon who circumnavigated on uncomplicated yachts.
Good luck on your project
, and keep things as simple as possible.
A strong and simple yacht can take you around the world in safety