that's a steel keel right?
what are you using to protect it? reason I ask is the Oday I looked at a while back, the iron keel was in amazing shape due to the , what I can only describe as road tar, that had been applied and not touched in years.
Hopefully the old owner still frequents this forum...
Looking at the routing of the openings, I can see burn marks telling me your bit is getting a little blunt! let me know what type/size you are using, I can probable spare one of the many hundred I have ;)
Two kids, both play soccer one also does Karate, the other also plays golf, better than I do, I also like to shoot.
I have a house that needs more care than my boat....I've sailed exactly zero times this year so far!
engine is the big one, get an oil test(it's cheap and tells you a lot)
Use the dirt as a bargaining tool once the survey tells you hull and deck are sound.
You don't not buy a house because it's dirty, your going to clean the hell out of it even if it's brand new :)
Back as a child my first sailing, well boating in general introduction was on Lake Windermere, camping with the sea cadets.
Sailing Lasers, canoeing and learning to be coxswain of an eight boy team rowing heavy (to us) boats.
Had read S&A as a child.
fast forward a moon or several and I'm...