Daniel - Norsea 27
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Me: VA Boat: MD
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Re: 1981 Irwin 34
What I'm seeing is..
Like mentioned, replace the bulkheads and replace the chainplates. I replaced my chainplates on my boat and one broke in my hand as I removed it.
Port lights can usually be re-bedded. If the wood they're attached to is rotted, you might be able to do a patch fix.
for hull to deck joint, you'll have to do some slight disassembly and reseal it. From what I've seen, it requires loosening the bolts holding it together, prying it up enough to squeeze in some sealant, like 4200 or 5200.
You do have some major repairs ahead of you. While you're at it, make a plan on how you want your electrical and if you can, remove all the old and replace it. Look up advice from another Sailnet member, Maine Sail on electrical. There's also some good books on marine electrical. Make sure you have a clean installation of new wires and do it the right way by using marine grade wires, not wiring from Home Depot or Lowes.
Lastly, where are you keeping your boat? Still on the Chesapeake? Are you looking at doing the work yourself?
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