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Re: My Project Boat
So I too have undertaken a project boat. I bought a 1976 30' Lancer for $2800. The interior has been completely redone by the PO. They had an eclectic style and took a few shortcuts and did not go all out but I find the cabin to be very comfortable and accomodating. I don't have any pics to post as of now but here are the things which I need to do to get her sailing again.
1: The four-stroke 9.9hp outboard starts on a dime and sounds great but no cooling water coming out of the pee hole.
2: Haul out and bottom paint
3: Repair the Jib, replace a few hanks on the mainsail.
4: New standing rigging and running rigging
5: Elbow grease, elbow grease, and more elbow grease!
6: Port lights are foggy. I like the one peice smoked idea as I have 3 on each side and that seems like a more affordable and easier solution than replacing or repairing each one.
7: Fix or replace one hatch which leaks.
Anyways, I'll post some pics soon, I really appreciate everyones participation on this site. It has inspired me to take on a project which should allow me to be sailing within a couple of months. The best thing is that I am using this boat as my office (answering phone and booking jobs for my contracting business) as I complete the work so I am writing off the slip fees, utilities and repairs!