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just bought a venture 17
hello - i just purchased a macgregor 17 (the venture model), and although it's in pretty good shape overall, it has a couple of problems that i'll need to resolve before i can put her in the water - paint and an non-working outboard motor.
the paint appears to have never been wet (as in sailed), and i'm guessing (a sailing friend looked at her tonight at agreed) that it's not real bottom paint. i want to remove the paint without ruining the gelcoat and paint it correctly.
regarding the motor, it looks fairly new, but i need to get a marine battery for starters. i've got a couple of gas tanks, but beyond that, if someone could give me some pointers on either or both of these challenges i'd sure appreciate it. i'm hoping to have her in the water for the new year!
thanks in advance.