and so it goes ...
I now own a 1975 Ranger 23 that I want to refurbish, sail and race here on San Francisco Bay.
She was well maintained until several years ago when she was turned into a 'live-aboard' and is now in need of much more than merely a cosmetic clean-up. The sails (main, 95% and 150% Genoa) are in good shape, the keel bolts and chain plates as well. There is the problematic leaking from the toe rails which I have read is typical and those will all have to be reseated.
As I will have many questions, I will keep this thread alive and ask them here ... as well as document the work being done to her.
My current plan is as follows:
1) clean, disinfect and 'demildew' the cabin
2) replace all standing rigging
3) replace all running rigging
4) trouble-shoot the 6 hp Chrysler (or swap out with my 6 hp Johnson)
5) replace/reinstall deck hardware as needed
I would like to get her in safe sailing shape by Labor Day so that we can get some sailing done in September (one of the best months here).
This fall, I plan to pull, scrape and repaint, as well as continue work in the cabin. (I have 2 weeks of vacation time ... and several 'good hands' to assist).
Ambitious plan to be sure ... but I've found that life goes on ... and this is something I want ...
My first question is with regards to the inside cabin hull. I removed the old fabric and thin foam padding (filthy and in a few areas, moldy). Any ideas on what to cover this with? (As this is something that is more cosmetic, it could wait until fall but it is stripped and bare at the moment.) Additionally, there are several stains on the fiberglass which I am using abit of acetone to attempt to remove. Any other ideas?
As always, thanks in advance.