Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Monroe WA
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Re: New to sailboat question
Thanks for all the replies, its still clear as Mud a little. I think some time under sail will clear it all up. I have a guy I work with that is going to help me get my sea legs under me. He has been sailing all his adult life and bought an Island Packet in San Fran and Sailed it to Seattle and Lives on it.
I do own a 21 foot power boat and have bombed around Admirilty Inlet and the San Juans so I'm not new to weather, VHF, CHarts, Etc... The Sailing part is new to me.
I bought the boat a Month ago and have also purchased a Complete Atomic 4 in parts in crates. I just got the engine back from machine shop and had a complete Valve grind done. I bought the engine and it had already been line honed, cyl honed, crank Polished, new Cam bearing and Cam. It also came with new motor mounts. I need to pull the old engine and clean and paint engine compartment. I cant remember the condition of old motor mounts, I will likely measure and record old mount positions then install new mounts and match the height and install new motor. I also need to add fresh water cooling setup to the new motor once it is in. I'm planning on using the new gortex style stuffing box seals. Not sure it I like the idea of a rubber boot the only thing between me and a ton of water quickly in the bilge.
Soon as the Weather breaks here in Everett WA, Bottom Paint and Engine install. And time to get her wet again since 2008