What all have you done and what surprises have you found?
After removing 46 years of bottom paint…literally about an 1/8” thick…I discovered 2 large areas of bondo, approximately 18” in diameter. No visible damage from the inside, not too sure what to make of it?
46 years of DYI wiring….there are maybe 12 legitimate working connections, out of 60 plus wires. No-one removed the old ones when there was a short, they just ran a new one!
Fiberglass “tubes” for the scuppers and sink drain that terminate below the water line!
Leach almost completely blown out and severely tattered on the mainsail.
3” hull reinforcement ribs (stringers) at 5’ on center originally installed by the factory.
No sag in the deck stepped mast support. It was designed with a steel plate spanning between 2 forward bulkheads.
It is a little cliché, by now, but the surveyor actually said (when looking at the hull thickness, full keel layup from the inside, engine mount and the stringers ) “they don’t built them like this anymore!” Good or bad, several people in the yard are also made similar comments.
Appears to be fairly “idiot proof”…..good thing!!