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New guy intro/new boat questions
This is my first post, so I guess I'll introduce myself.
I'm 16 years old, from Central Mass/Winnipesaukee, NH, and am a member/instructor at a sailing club on a small lake. I sail/race Lasers, JY 15s, 420s, Force 5, etc.
I came across a Tempest the club has had sitting out back for about a year. They asked me if I want to buy it (at a STEAL). However, I dont know too much about Tempests. All I really know is its 22 foot doublehanded keelboat. I guess it's very fast as well.
It comes a trailer, which needs adjusting before it's ready for the road. And the finish on the inside and outside needs to be redone.
I dont have pictures yet, but once I get some I'll post them. I did have a bunch of questions:
-I cant find much other info about these boats online. All I know is it won the 1976 Olympics, and there is a Tempest class in the Olympics now. Does anyone know anything else about them?
-The hull isnt fiberglass, its some kind of softer hull. Can anyone tell me what is is, and how to refinish it? I need LOTS of help with this one. I want the inside to look white as paper and the outside bright bright red (it's really aged as it is, dark dull red)
-The bearings on the trailer are most likely messed up (it's been sitting in the same spot for a year, and has seen MUCH better days). How can I inspect them to find out if they need to be replaced/repacked?
I'm probably going to have LOTS more questions once I get it in my possession.
Last edited by LkWinnipesaukee; 10-22-2006 at 12:24 PM.