Its been about 3 years since I’ve bought this boat. It has needed constant working on it, and it seems like I’ve replaced almost every single thing in the boat, that I wish I had just got a more expensive boat to start with. On the other hand..
We have all dreamed of building our own sailboat and sailing off to explore the world. Ken and Carol Gillstrom from Midland, Ontario actually carried through and built a beautiful 45 foot aluminum sailboat in their backyard over a period of 14 years. You can read about their build process from their online discussion and browse through the build photos.
Cover your boat with shrink wrap plastic to keep the winter elements out, whether your living on your boat or storing for winter.
Replacing a waste deck fill cap and bedding it properly to prevent future leaks into the deck core
Enlarging an existing propane locker for the regulator and patching a large hole.
5 key areas you should look for when buying a used sailboat that would save you a lot of money and hassle.
My sailboats shift and throttle handles were in pretty bad shape. I decided to order a set of shiny stainless steel shift and throttle levers from Edson.
I’ve sanded down and re-stained my teak handrails in this project.