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I have quite a bit of experience advising folks rebuilding a couple of these turkeys. I must admit that the brochure describes a very different boat than those that I was involved with. Frankly, these boats are notoriously poorly constructed so I would look to see:
-If the iron fastened teak into plywood over wood framing deck and cabin structures have been properly replaced using marine materials,
-whether the brass deck hardware has been replaced with bronze, aluminum or stainless steel hardware.
-Whether the plumbing, electrical and propane systems have been replaced with something vaguely resembling ABYC compliant installations.
-Whether the wooden spars have been replaced or reglued with proper adhesives.
-Whether the black iron tanks have been replaced.
-Whether someone has done a proper blister job using epoxy resin and cloth.
There's nothing you can do about the poor sailing capabilities of this design.
Last edited by Jeff_H; 10-03-2007 at 01:12 PM.