Hi guys, i'll start with a short presentation, I'm Boulard, 31yrs old from Québec and french is my first language and i'm sorry if my english
typing is'nt perfect.
I'm sailing small boats for pretty much all my life and i now feel the need of going bigger with something that can be lived on for at least the weekend and maybe a weeks or 2 when on vacation
but never that far from land so "refill" of goods and fuel
wont be an issue. Also, i live right next to the "Fleuve St-Laurent" ( St-Lawrence river ) and i have a few marina nearby. This river can be sailed from the great lake and all the way to the "Golf du St-Laurent" and evn to the atlantic but it's not my goal.
My main interest is that i really like to work
and craft my own stuff so buying
an old boat
and rebuilding the interior
, redoing the pain, repairing the engine/electrical ( i have a 6yrs car mecanic background and an electronics
) and things like that dont afraid me and in fact, i prefer to do it myslef and by this work
, also better knowing my boat
I spotted a "Grampian 31 classic". I like the model and the "old school" design. My girlfriend is not that much interested into fast boat so this also point me to good cruiser instead of fast by less confortable boats.
Is the model solid ? Even after 40yrs, is it worth the time to take it back to the water
after 2 or 3 years of slow work ?