Re: Someone's giving me an Islander 24'
Well, I don't own a boat - I've only sailed the J22's at my local sailing club. And before I take anything free or buy anything I wonder about how I'm going to unload it when I'm done with it.
But having said that ... if I had a place to put this thing to work on I'd take it in a heartbeat. What a great experience - you're not going to ruin something you paid money for as you learn how to work on it! If I thought I had a reasonable chance of making it work I wouldn't think twice about it. What an amazing opportunity to learn how to work on a boat without risking your primary ride.
I have done this with bicycles - tearing a working but in poor condition bike apart so I could understand the gears and experiment with repairs and parts without risking my primary ride.
That's a great opportunity.