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Re: Largest Semi-Trailerable Sailboat ???
Just an update...
The 30 ft Seafarer is "On Hold" at the minute. I ended up taking a job that is 1600 miles from the house. Left out of here Aug 22, just flew in last Friday (Dec 20) for the Christmas holidays. Four months since I saw my wife, but we've done this before. Doing my kind of projects in a rented apartment were my work is, is impossible, but one does what ever they have to for money and health insurance. It'll just sit there under the tarp and wait for me. No options... always have to have work. Not able to retire yet... but it will be my retirement toy in a few years. But being that it lives on its trailer under a tarp AT HOME... means its stopped eating too until I decide to feed it.
- paint the hull (bottom for sure, maybe the topsides)
- pull the single cyl Farymann and rig and install the V twin
- design up a conventional mast raising system (not hard)... but I also am designing a totally "hands off" folding mast system (I'll remove and leave Seafarer's original mast intact...but this will take a couple winters to build so I''ll do a conventional system to start with)
- pull the junk leaky ports and rebuild with one way mirrored poly sheet encompassing all five per side similar to newer designs... ventilation will be trough the twin hatches.
- rebuild the hot water system (he lied...the one in it is junk... wasn't even hooked up and was rotten... lying bastard... one of many lies concerning subsystems... I hate buying anything anymore!)
She's a good boat but he just let her fall apart in some ways on systems... she'll feel a lot better when I'm done. Interior and wood works is fine, just needs cleaning.
1980 Seafarer Swiftsure 30
1978 Bayliner Buccaneer 270 (now sold and being restored in FL)
1962 SeaMac 14' Plywood Runabout, mahogany decked, with 1959 Evinrude 35 Big Twin (owned since age 17, I'm now 60)