Monday, 26 July 2010

No longer a bargain

Two days after I returned from my holidays in Greece I received a call from the boatyard saying that the boat was ready. Good news I thought, although I dreaded what would come next: the cost. My heart sunk when I heard that the job cost nearly as much as the purchase price of the boat. No point going on about it now – I was warned that this could be very expensive. I’ve now paid in full and the boat is at the boatyard ready for further work. The repair looks quite good and strong although it does look like the coachroof has been patched.

Next on the list is antifouling although I’m not sure whether I should remove the existing antifouling or use any primer first.. To be honest I can’t be bothered rubbing off all existing antifoul – I just want to get the boat back in the water as soon as possible any enjoy some sailing.

Having now invested quite a bit of money on this boat I am wondering whether it would be best to keep it any do more work on it rather than replacing it with a bigger one as my original plan was. get feed

1 comment:

  1. I also own a T24, and yes, a 40 year old ply structure will need attention. Most repairs are within the capability of a joiner or DIY-er and repairs should be coated in epoxy when dry and sheathed. The boats do sail well and have a nice traditional interior. It is essential to cover the superstructure during the winter to keep rain and frost out of the timber. I have hatch covers and a cockpit cover also. I make timber repairs every three years or so to keep ahead of the game. M