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Re: Just purchased a 1973 Pearson 30, need advice.
These are some early shots of the new progress on Luft Tanz. I have been removing deck hardware and too many globs of silicone that most recent P.O. (not Rockhopper) used to seal pretty much every deck fitting and window. The old wire wheel on the drill has been my best friend for silicone removal. It takes 99% of it off and acetone makes sure there is no residue left behind. This is in prep for some epoxy injection in numerous soft spots and a pretty massive core removal & replacement job in the cockpit (roughly 18" by 30). There is also a significant hull-to-deck flange repair in the works.
I have decided to delete stanchions and lifelines all together as they are more of a hazard than safety feature. I will use jacklines for safety on deck as most of my sailing will be solo.