I'm starting a project that I have posted a couple of times on, as i first saw the boat etc. and got some awesome advice, so figured I'd keep a good thing going
I might end up talking to myself for 4 months, but it won't be the first time..
A little background.. I race on Wed nights on a 36 Bavaria, that is a beautiful boat. I have a powerboat and love the water (and a bit of a boat addiction) - another guy and I bought a sailboat last winter, 22 Starwind swing keel, and keep it at a marina at the beach, she's a beauty and we're having a great time now that the weather's warmed up, and learning alot ! SO-Another guy on the racing team had what he thought was a Flying Dutchman in his yard on a trailer, and said we could have it (he has to move and can't bring it) we're unsure if it is a FD, it doesn't really look like one, but one thing we're sure of, it came from Kent State Sailing Team and it's hull #383
So, a hull that needs paint (and then some) and two buckets of blocks, bolts and hardware, a couple of masts and a half dozen sails and that's all I've got.. we don't want to sail competitively, and we don't want to spend a ton of money on her.. we were unsure what to do, and after my first post with "where do things go" etc.. a guy told me to step the mast, slide the boom on, put on a sail, and figure out what needs to go where to move it..
and IF we have fun and want to continue with the project, then look at painting it, upgrading hardware etc.. (Awesome advice !!!)
So this is the thread where I'll ask a million questions, while figuring it all out..It's like Sherlock Holmes (more like Inspector Clouseau) - this is a teardrop shaped part, it must go here !!! and hopefully like the ride enough to pony up a few hundred bucks to paint her.. She certainly looks fast..
SOO, I've stepped the mast, and the shroud attachment is questionable at best, but the forestay is dead on, i have no idea how the Jib attaches to the mast, but it has a wirestay up the luff? the only place i can see where it would attach is angled downward with a slot in the center..last fuzzy pic..
So the plan of action for tomorrow, is to look at a jib and see how it attaches.. and float it (i live right beside a landing) and mark the waterline... to see mast rake etc..
If anyone has any idea what it is or has any words of encouragement let me know !!!