Join Date: Aug 2008
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Greatings from Florida
Hello I am a new sailboat owner and currently restoring a '74 Tanzer 22. I belong to the tanzer group on Yahoo and they have been a great help to any questions that I have.
I am brand new to sailing and actually I have never sailed before but I am a advid waterman and have exp on my flats boat and also capt my father in laws offshore fishing boat when needed so the ocean is nothing new to me.
When I got my boat she was very dirty and needed alot of TLC. So far I have cleaned it inside and out, replaced all of the portholes with new lexan, spline, and sponge, refurbished all of the interior and exterior wood, added Tile to my bulkhead wall and table, and currently getting ready to start on the bottom of the boat (new paint, por 55 on my keel ect.)
Current projects & items left before launch other then the bottom include all new electrical (have a deep cycle Energizer batt already), all new LED lights, new sheets, new stanuchen and life lines, (she didnt come with them), new bilge (dont know if the one i have works yet) and last an outboard eng (pref a 15hp)
Im trying to keep her as original as possible with hopes that my boat will learn to trust me with time. Just wanted to introduce myself and my boat and look forward to chatting with all of you.
p.s. I got the complete sailor and its a great read!