Opened up the hatches today and started cleaning
. After shop vacuuming a tank full of crud, I used Goof Off from Home Depot for the 15 year old stains, dirt and old animal nests (not sure if it was a bird or something that eat a bird). Was amazed how well it cleaned and the fumes were minimal. After about 3 hours, all of the cabin
surfaces were shiny and looked like they had lots of promise!
Still have plenty of more cleaning
of the bilge
areas, but it was a great first day with her and best of all, there were no surprises uncovered. Everything seems to be solid so far!
I have named her La Maestra in honor of her role in teaching me both sailing and sailboat repair!