hey guys, I just wanted to say you have all inspired me, and you may have single handedly saved my '72 from a scrap yard... I bought this last year for $300, and I'm sure I got what I paid for. when I bought it, I had to pump out a few hundred gallons (I'm guessing) of water, as it has no cabin door and a major (or a few) storms had come through and sunk it. The pond it was in was shallow enough that boat didn't sink, but the cabin was about half full of water... Anywho, it has a main sail that doesn't belong, no jib or other sail for that matter, no forestay (its a rope) missing some hardware I'm sure, and very dirty.
Anyway, I'm also new to sailing and bought this boat as my entry, as it was advertised "sailable" which, I suppose it could be, sort of... But I'm going to get started on getting all the parts and hardware together and installed properly, and take it for a few sails before I start painting.
What I want to know is how the heck do you take the deck of. I have never heard of that, and when looking at someones rebuild project (I'm sorry, i don't know whos, but it is saved under my favorites) and they had done that, then this last pic of it elevated, I think my job may have just become easier...
I'm glad to be in such company as yours, seriously!