After purchasing sailboat
I posted a discussion a few days ago but I don't think I got my point across. I am pretty well trained in sailing many types of sailboats but this is the first time that I have owned one. The internet has a lot of lists and tips for buying a used boat but what about after already acquired boat? What do I need to look for? I just got a San Juan 21 (I). I have some time before I can get to the boat and haven't seen it in person yet. I want to put a list together of things to check. I know the best thing will be to get it in the water but I would like to make sure things check out on land. Also, it is on an old trailer so what should I look for on that?
I have finally visited the SJ and there is good news and bad news. Good news is (most) of the blocks and other hardware are in good shape. Bad news is the trailer is not as well as the inside. I have added a picture to show the bunks of the trailer. one part of it is detached and the connecting peace is rusted.... The wood is also rotted through. I have to move the boat about 20 minutes no highway to get it into the water. Can I rig the trailer or replace the piece and hope for the best down the road? Any suggestions would be great.
Last edited by pduff; 04-11-2017 at 11:10 AM.