We just bought a 78 Columbia 8.3. Overall good condition but it's a sailboat so we will have plenty to do.
There is play in the cutlass, about 1/16TH up to down. Nothing side to side.
We are on the Chesapeake and will use on the weekends, we are local so we are within 1 mile of marina. Should I put off the cutlass until next pre-season and just get this boat out and sail, or what? The cutlass is in the keel and not strut.