Greetings all, from NZ. Although I've lurked about reading quite a lot of interesting entries this is my first posting
, please excuse the lack of correct jargon and abbreviations, and probably protocol. Any pointers gratefully accepted.
I've just bought an old Cavalier 39 here in Auckland
. My wife and I having really enjoyed a few cruises of a up to 3 weeks at a time on our trailer-sailer but now it is time to share the cruising fun with the grandkids so we have stepped out and bought the above boat
. Unfortunately it needs heaps of work
before taking the kids
out, starting with taking the boat
back to our backyard so that I can work
on it. Does anyone know what the approximate weight of the mast
is likely to be? It has the permanent footholds mounted on it. It is deck
stepped and seems to be sitting on a plate affair. Would it be glued to the plate? I'm thinking of welding up a transport/holding cradle
so that I don't pay the hire charges for a cradle
, as funds are definitely a factor, to put it mildly.
I have bought it after only 1 good look at it. Judging by some of the comments I've read I expect to get some flack for not employing surveyors etc...