Originally Posted by CalebD
I never sailed a FlyingScot but there are quite a few at our club up on the Hudson River and they seem to perform quite well on the water (with some wind) like my 19' Lightning. I think and hope that you will enjoy it.
Your boat (or should I say 'sailing dinghy'?) sounds newer than my Lightning so you probably have less maintenance to do. Focus on the essentials when it comes to maintenance; the trailer, hull scratches, center board, running rigging and rudder (I am assuming that the sails and battens are ok).
Are you planning to 'dry sail' her? If so, a new cover or more tarps may just do the trick for now.
Is there a spinnaker and pole, vang and all the stuff a racing boat thinks it needs to have or do you just plan on doing some relaxed sailing?
Congrats and good luck.
You hit the nail on the head, once I get her cleaned up and looking decent (yesterday was powerwashing day and she came out looking alot better) it will be time to polish the deck and topsides, patch the hull scratch and then she should be ready for some water.
There is one rip in the main sail that needs a patch, the spinnaker, pole, vang, cunningham, etc are all in place and I believe are functional (have yet to rig her so not sure).
Initial plan is relaxed family sailing, eventual plan is to lure the wife and kids into playing crew in local races...