Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Liberty Landing
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Refitting for the Spring
I have a Hunter 25 that I paid very little for, and is in decent shape. I like that it has a 3' draft, and I don't want to pay $10,000 or more for a "real" boat (I wouldn't have the money to cruise if I did that..). I do want to refit it and make it as seaworthy as possible.
I was thinking about entirely cutting off the liner inside and taking out the cabinetry. Then reinforcing the bulkheads with some more glass and building a crash compartment. Maybe reinforce the areas behind the chainplates. Then I would build my own interior bunks/galley in a more ergonomical way suiting my own needs. I don't care about resale too much because I barely paid anything for the boat anyway. I like working on projects like this, and have some experience with fiberglass.
Does what I am planning on doing make sense? Worth it? Anyone think I would just be wasting my time?
I welcome your opinions, especially from anyone who has taken the liner out of their boat before...