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I'd like to start a forum thread to look for help on fixing up this boat I picked up today. Its a '72 South Coast 22. I would like to think the boat is in decent condition. They were asking for $1,400 on this, but traded my kayak for an even swap. I don't really know much about sailboats, which is why I've come here for help. I'd like to do as much as I can by myself without hiring someone to do the work.

So with all that being said, did I come to a good place to ask for help, suggestions, and instruction on what to do? I plan to take pictures of everything tomorrow and get them up on here.

Here is a pic for starters.
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Cute... (the boat too!!) ;)

I think you've come to the right place, lots of help hereabouts. Pictures will be a tremendous help.

btw the attachment mechanism here is mediocre. For good quality posted pics that we can actually see join a a free site like Photobucket.com... upload your pics there, then choose the IMG code link option and simply paste that into the body of your posts. The pics show full/proper size and we don't need to click links or thumbnails.
 

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I'll definitely look into the photo issue. One thing I could mention is about the cracks int he top side. Ive done a little research, but am left baffled about it. I'm not sure if I should use some sort of resin/epoxy, or just paint? The cracks are not all the way through, but rather superficial. I plan to paint the whole top side, and possibly the bottom side if I can get stands. Otherwise I will hire it out for the haul.

BTW, sorry for any incorrect terminology. I really dont know what anything is called yet. Im studying, though! :)
 

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stress cracks. Imagine how bad we would look after sitting in the sun nearly 40 years!
she's a "mast head rig" meaning the head sail, (jib, genoa) is large and overlapping and can sail the boat but is hard to handle in strong winds. Many of us with mast head rigs don't use the main sail for being too lazy at times. (these have smaller mainsails)

A fractional rig is one where the front sail (jib, genoa) does not go all the to the top of the mast. main sails are larger on rigs like that.




 
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I think the only sail I have is the main sail. Its all wrapped up around the boom. I haven't even opened it up yet. Since it looks nasty, I was just going to replace it. Im not even to the point of learning how to sail it yet. More so on learning how to fix this and getting it back to a functional boat. The interior needs most of the work. Lines need to be replaced, some pullies (blocks?), tie-downs, the covering to the (comanionway?) I want to replace with wood. I need to rip out the wiring and all electrical components. I'm looking forward to this! Just chasing a dream. I want to learn how to sail, even though I fear deep water. I got this by trading my kayak for it. Even swap.
 

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Congratulations! These are decent sailing boats. How much do you know about sailing? If not much, a hands on help from an experienced sailor in your area would be very helpful. Boat looks good. Stress cracks on top are a very minor issue. Rig condition is very important. Make sure all the stays are rock solid. The condition of the sails is really important as well. Need to look them over carefully. If the stitches or the fabric is weak, they will get ripped in stronger winds.
 

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more people drown in shallow water then deep. The sails you can find used. just need accurate measurements. If the main is rolled it means you had a roller furling boom. if it's gathered on top of the boom it's a standard type of design. Lay it out and check it. I'm sure you aren't ready to drop $$$ if you traded for an older boat. Good thing is the size, it makes things more affordable.

DON'T start ripping things apart! good chance everything somewhat ok since the boat was probably not used much. You will want a good outboard that you can count on until you can sail without thinking of a motor. that means 4 stroke! 5- 8 hp should be enough.

I sail a 30 footer alone in moderate conditions and learned on my own. :)
 
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