So even though i've already posted a few times, and bugged the heck out of everyone with some eletrical questions, i figured i'd post up a formal introduction to me and my lawn orniement.
My name is Rich, i've been in the CG (DC) for 13 years now, and currently in Southern Maine.
As far as my boat (1978 Islander 32), i'll bless you all with the long story
My Aunt and Uncle were very into sailing back in the day. My Uncle had passed away 10 years ago now from Lyme Disease. He had placed "Reflections" on the hard planning to do some winter projects, and came down with Lyme. And it sat there for close to 20 years. My cousins are not the most handy individuals, and she had gotten neglected for to long. The oportunity to rehab her kinda fell into my lap after a night of Rum and Cokes with my cousins.
Anyways, so now she is up with me in Maine, and i'm taking this plunge. this is my first real boat of anykind, and honestly have never sailed under wind power. But being a DC in the USCG, i am a pretty good handy man, just not so much with electrical...and even with that i just need a little expeirience.
Work wise, she needs allot of elbow grease. As you guys can see from the pics (that hopefully worked) she had a good bit of water in her. Everything below that line is getting replaced, including allot of stuff above. Oddly, all the wood work is very solid, only some of the plywood was rotted or peeling. I already been playing around with the Teak cleaners, and still trying to decide what kind of interior finish for the interior. But it's a far way from that. I'm taking everything down so i can scrub and refinish every square inch of her. All of this work i am doing on my own, or with some help from my coastie buddies. I'm very excited to be doing this project, and i can't wait to have her in the water for my families sake. For any of you guys in southern maine that like cold beer, i could always use some advice and and just some good ol BS'n. Thanks to everyone on here!!