Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Guanaja, Bay Islands, Honduras
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Re: Frameless steel construction
My boat is hull mast and ruddder. The inside was bean bag chairs, shrimp net and buckets all through the 90's and i sailed 1000's of miles in the Caribean that decade. If the hull is sound and the mast is up, and the rudder go's back and forth, your sailing. You can throw some pallets and hand tools in side and build as you go the interior, Keep the electronics down to a couple of lights etc. It's true to out fit boat from scratch is way more expensive than buying one used, look at winch prices, I sailed forever with no cockpit winches, I had one on the mast, to trim my jib I came up till it flapped, pulled it in and fell off. I could go on and on about how to put together a very sea worthy and cumfy boat on a flea market budget, but I guess Brent allready wrote a book on it,
" Some are boat wise and some are other wise"