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Re: Any thoughts on Beneteau first 26 as first boat

The boat is AWESOME

I was lucky to find this boat. Patience paid off!
The boat had the standard Beneteau disease of sagging, rotting headliner. The teak was in real bad shape, the windows was totally messed up and she was just plain dirty.
Removing the old rotten foam backed vinyl proved to be the worst of the work I had to do - very dirty and nasty. If you have to do this, wear a respirator and Tyvek suite!!
I replaced with Sailrite's hull blanket headliner. Good stuff and it looks really nice.

In addition to the liner, I replaced all exterior teak, the windows, navigation lights and electrical wiring. I also dropped the mast and replaced all sheaths and running rigging and generally just cleaned her up.

Northcave, if you need any more detail, pm me. I'll be glad to share.

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