Thanks for interest and advice.
Will try to post some photos but they are early days as yet and wont show too much
First,not aboslutley sure of designer
but I have had advice it is based on a 40 ft Adams
No plans with it. As I am going to change the layout of the superstructure I will have it drawn up as surveyed when I am finished
Hull is in fairly good overall condition ,but I am going to replate full sections in midships/aft section.It is a single
chine and from the fin keel
to the chine the width of bottom plates does not exceed 1450 mm.That I have come across some 3000mm x 1500mm x 5mm sheets
is why I am going to replate.The 15 sheets
of 5,mm plate only cost me $1200 ( lucky ) so it will only cost me time to replate and then I will have peace of mind.Some frames and stringers will be replaced at the same time.Fortunately, where I have it on the hard
is an old industrial site and there is so much steel angle,flat and bar thaat the owner will let me have for free I would be foolish not to use it.
The current motor
is an old Yanmar
2SE 2 cylinder,20 hp + gearbox
.Not sure how it is but I have available for purchase
a 3 cyl 40 hp Lister and gearbox
,heat exch and other parts
for $ 4000.Seems reasonable ?
Being a 10 tonne boat I thought the 40 hp better prospect ?
Should I sell the Yanmar and how much would it be worth do you think ?
Basically at present it is an open hull ( shell ).Fortunately where
I have it I have approx 20mtrs x 30 mtrs of open space with power
.water.shelter and it is an industrial site 5 minutes from home.
Can't annoy anyone except myself and can work there 7 days a week if I like.
Cost: $30 per week so I am blessed at the moment with this.
There is no mast
but I have some 8,10,12 mm S/Steel rigging
and shackles etc.
Looking for a mast,boom and sails soon if I can buy and store.
If it was a boat that was fitted out inside I might have been more against it but as it was so cheap
and it is now gutted to show its inner condition so openly I must admit even though it will be a lot of work it might be worth it ?
After I put my life and soul into it I dont expect that I will want to on sell it but you never know.I might want to do another one.
Wait one !!- Just need to go outside and give myself a quick triple uppercut.
Back again- No -I wont do this twice in one life time.
Have read your blog and it is very interesting.Thanks.
Have the complete guide to metal boats book and many others I have purchased over the last 5 months so am reading up wherever I can and getting advice wherever possible.
Thanks very much for your input and advice it is very much appreciated.