Updated as work is done to Dark Star
Model: Columbia 8.3 27′ Sailboat 1977 with added inner forstay.
Purchased: Winter 2014
Documentation: Bought ebook of original manual
Sliding Companionway Hatch: dismantled and rebuilt. Had a hole rotted all the way through.
Motor: Added outboard transom mount and 8hp sailmaster extra long shaft added. The original non-working inboard was removed before purchase
Standing Rigging: Outer shrouds terribly rusted and chaffed. Now being replaced. Will update. (DONE)
Running Rigging: Inner headsail halyard badly chaffed. Will replace. (DONE)
Windows: sealed up the portlights from the outside with atv silicone
Leaks: fixed window leaks, and all deck leaks around fittings.
Interior: Tore out headliner and primed the fiberglass. Glued fabric to inside of hull at sitting areas and v-birth. Oiled wood. Removed rotted wood that was in place to hold the windows. Removed water damaged decorative plywood from around windows.
Old Junk: Removed a dumpster full of rusty, rotten junk out of the boat, salvaged and cleaned the good and useful stuff.
Radio: bought a handheld. the old vhf isn’t any good. removed all old radar stuff.
Electrical: Added solar power and 2 new large deep cycle marine batteries.
Lighting: Replaced all bulbs with LED inside and out. priority given to navigation lights.
Sails: soaked brass hanks and springs in vinegar, and loosened them all up.
Stern Mounts: Added several stainless tube pieces for structure aloft for mounting, and shade.
Brightwork: Oiled exterior teak with boiled linseed oil after light sanding
Dock rash: sanded off hull both sides amid ships from black fender
Fuel Lines: All new components, fixed 95% of my motor problems.