I'm an old guy in Australia
. I bought a 55 year 33' fibreglass boat
late last year that I've been working on since then. I've stripped the bottom and the topsides for antifouling and painting and will hopefully be in the water
It's hard work
and I've really taken on more than I should have. I'm not much of a sailor and to be honest the sea frightens the crap out me, so I'm unlikely to venture more than a few miles offshore
, as I invariably sail alone. I'm not all that crazy about running aground either. I had a 25' previously which was dead simple compared to this. After I sold that boat
, I said to myself never again, but ended up buying
this boat so I'd have somewhere to live in Sydney
as rents are a killer here.
I'm looking forward to tapping the collective expertise on this forum.