I have had a amazing amount of interest in my last post, so here is a picture of the sister boat, that is up for sale in Portland. It is a very good deal if someone is interested. Some pictures of the boat show a bit more wear than mine, but the interior is definately cleaner. I am gutting my interior, and refinishing all of it, and redesigning some of it. I will never sleep as many as 8, so I will change a couple of the beds to storage.
I did not take any pictures of mine, but will surely do this, the next few weeks. I plan to record the entire process, from beginning of demo to her maiden voyage. I plan to do this in 4-6 months. This will include:
#1 Emptying the entire boat of the contents and taking inventory of them
#2 Taking out all removable interior parts.
#3 Bleaching and cleaning of the entire inside
#4 Making sure all mechanical systems are sound
#5 Sanding and refinishing all interior
#6 Taking vessel to boat yard, for haul out, complete survey, bottom paint
#7 Complete rigging tune-up
#8 Electronic upgrade
#9 Change her name
#10 Maiden voyage
As you can see, I am on the 10 step program. I am sure there will be setbacks, unknown issues, and some headaches. But I am ready to start on Sunday with project #1!