I have a chance of buying
35 build after his one-tonner Ganbare ((?)see below) for quite the deal, considered shes on the verge of being part of the zombie fleet.
Full suit of sails
in near new condition, running ancient Faryman V2 (what evs, wouldnt be my first engine
swap..), solid decks, clean bilges, couple of little leaks
in the toerail, apparently good stringers. So far so good. But heres the catch(es).
1. Do these old IOR girls make good cruising boats? Id be planning on being able to singlehand her, with furler
, inner stay, autopilot
and maybe a windvane
, and generally simplifying the rig a bit (they seemed to have the need to bolt a winch
to every available square inch of deck
2. i know my way around wood and solid glass boats, but i dont know the first thing about foam cores. I have no clue what manufacturer it is, i.e airex or what have you. i havent seen her out of the water
yet, but i will before the sale
. what do i look for? i know these boats were put under a lot of stress with their hydraulic backstays
and their crews pushing for the limit, is there any way to tell if shes too tired to be safe? and no, there wont be a professional survey
3. All the stays and shrouds are solid rod, whats the lifetime on that stuff? it sure looks pretty tough but im not so sure about the swages? couldnt find any info on that. rerigging
this baby would sure hurt financially..
Heres an old ad for this very boat
, cabintop and cockpit
are pretty different from the original Ganbare, so im not totally sure it is what i think it is, the history
is kinda murky. any info on that would be much appreciated!
lookin forward to the feedback!