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09-22-2012 12:31 PM
Re: Let the fun begin

and yet more
09-22-2012 12:28 PM
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few more
09-22-2012 12:26 PM
Re: Let the fun begin

next set
09-22-2012 12:25 PM
Re: Let the fun begin

here is a few
09-22-2012 04:54 AM
Re: Let the fun begin

Having some comp issues have pics will post as soon as I figure out what i am doing wrong. So far so good I spent 2 days aboard the boat. Hatches and portlights are salvageable but NEED new seals and to be re bedded. Head liner has to come out. A fair amount of the wood work has water stains. I hate to cover up wood but i would hate the work even more. Seacocks appear to be samson brand in bronze but they need to be serviced. rigging is 7 years old and got the ok from a professional rigger. Deck. in all honesty the boat needs about 50k worth of labor and tlc but i am willing to do the work so cost will be more like 4k for materials. Thankfully the previous owner spend alot of money on high dollar items such as new engine and rewiring the boat. Going to have money left over for some upgrades which i am very happy about. gonna be out of town for a few days can't wait to get back to the boat to get some more work done.
09-18-2012 04:26 AM
Re: Let the fun begin

Going today to sign the contract today. Pics coming soon.
09-11-2012 12:50 AM
Re: Let the fun begin

Originally Posted by sailortrash View Post
Perfect example of why I think this project is going to take about three years. Water maker roller furlings genset and new sails will cost me more than 20 grand alone. Oh well cost of living my dream as far as I see it.
I think you are making a mistake with you plans, this is an old boat and will always be old. If you plan to spend the rest of your life polishing and preening all your hard work, turning an old boat into a masterpiece then that costs lots of money which it sounds like you don't have (its quite a big club.) It is an old boat clean it up paint what needs to be painted replace what needs to be replaced but keep it simple. The quote to paint my topsides was in the vicinity of $15k I ended up rolling on two coats of poly 2 pac that was 2 years ago and still looks good from 30 feet total cost $380. I have bumped docks, had the anchor bang the side and bum boats have bumped and scuffed when coming along side, and it does not matter one iota I can touch it up next haul out, but had I spent the 15k I would be one angry cruiser worrying about anyone coming within cooee of my paint job.
As for sails and furler that should be no more than 10K for good cruising sails and a Profurl. Water maker, first thing is do you need it, there are only a few places that water can be a problem and most of them are in the pacific. Why do you need a generator; solar, wind and a good alternator is all I and lots of other cruisers use. The trick to getting out there and doing it is minimization.
09-11-2012 12:05 AM
Originally Posted by Barquito:919615
Assuming you do need to repaint your deck, know that it will be a lot of work. Keep reading and asking questions. You will gradually pick up skills you need to take care of your boat. Regarding doing a big job on your boat: If possible, have your boat as near to where you live as possible, and have some protection from the elements (indoor storage would be ideal). I have painted the deck of both the boats I have owned, and tho physically improbable, it both sucked and blowed at the same time. But, looks good now.
Hey Cirque....I will be doing same soon and "sucked and blwd at same got me in stiches and cramps don't ya know! THANKS it willimprove morale throughout the job!!

morgan 24
09-10-2012 01:44 PM
Re: Let the fun begin

Beautiful, but just too damned much boat for me.

Too much initial expense.
Too much maintenance expense.
Too much dockage expense.
Too much operating expense.
Too much complexity.

30, maybe 35 feet is where it's at, especially if you actually want to sail the boat. Especially for a single liveaboard. Husband/wife team? Sure, now it makes sense.

I'm not dissing you, it's just my personal preference. Good luck to you.
09-10-2012 12:50 PM
Re: Let the fun begin

Originally Posted by sailortrash View Post
I am about to buy a 40 stevens as long as the survey checks out.


To be honest this job and this entire boat project is a bit scary to me.
Holy guacamole Batman, one of these: STEVENS 40 sailboat specifications and details on ??

(mentally adds boat to future 42-foot world-cruiser option list)

Nice boat. Send pics.

If experience from an ancient 25 footer is relevant (open question here) - if it will sail safely, and the price is really really right, go for it. As long as you're sailing, the longer timeframe to get things to bristol isn't so bad...
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