Ends of the Earth

  • August 13, 2018 03:33
    Message # 6544498

    HI,  I bought Finisterre last month on St. Helena in the South Atlantic. She is my first yacht and one that requires a fair amount of work, I have some experienced help onboard, but will be no doubt posing some questions for the experienced hands out there. The main jobs identified to date are: tune and refit the Yanmar engine; renew Forestay; replace chainplates with stainless steel; rewire with new gadgetry; anti-foul hull; buff or repaint upper hull; clean and paint deck; and re-vamp the dilapidated interior.

    So, obviously if you can save me learning the hard way on any of the above or point out anything you'd check and sort if necessary at this point please don't be shy.

  • August 16, 2018 09:51
    Reply # 6578070 on 6544498

    Aloha Steve,

     You definitely have a project on your hands. It can be done with money, patience and some common sense. Like any project break it down into pieces so you don't get overwhelmed. Remember she is first of all a sailboat so your first step will be to make her seaworthy. Standing rigging, running rigging, spars, and sails should be done first especially if you plan to move her soon. Everything else is further down the list. EVERY piece on the rigging must be looked at and evaluated for seaworthiness.

    Good luck,  Lee



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