thanks erika, it's my first real total restoration of a sailboat. i've remodeled several houses and built my music studio and my yurt but never been through a whole boat before. fortunately a good friend of mine from olympia wa who was a liveaboard for many years is here in eugene for a few months and he's gonna help me go through my westerly, once we're done gussying up the house a little!
what's it like sailing on the gulf? the oregon coast is not frequented by too many recreational sailors (but it's the only coast i have and is really beautiful).
it's nice to make contact with other sailors/cruisers!