Re: Lash Me To The Mast Before I Buy A Boat!
Julie - if you are concerned about glassing in structural pieces like knees for tangs, get a copy of "This Old Boat" and/or "From a Bare Hull". They both have details on the process. Also, check out "Lackeysailing.com". Tim Lackey restores and customizes GOB's and does VERY nice work. He recently did knees for tangs on a Tartan 34 and it's detailed with lots of pics.
Buy the boat and put it in a shed for your Chi-town winter - it'll be as nice as your workbench by spring.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.