1962 Youngquist 27 foot express cruiser style
I bought this boat in 15 minutes two weeks ago, and have invested about $3000, so far in her purchase, tow, etc.
I will meet with a local boat-wright tomorrow to give me an idea of what kind of repair is necessary...this will be a combined effort of his work and advice, and my labor when possible.
So, not entirely DIY, but I have to start somewhere.
I did not intend to buy a "fixer".
This is my first boat and I imagined that I would buy something and hop on.
I am not sure what happened...I saw this boat advertised, went to visit and wrote a check.
Now, I have to make a decision whether to keep this boat and start pouring money in, or to donate her to a local wooden boat school.
I knew I would spend money....but until the haul out I did not realize how much.
Again, I will know more tomorrow.
I don't know what I am looking for from this group....guidance, moral support, words of wisdom?
When hauled, scraped and power washed she exhibited extreme electrolysis damage to everything, including wood.
Needed: Planks, transom, and probably much more.
Mechanically she is sound and topside, while chippy, was boathouse kept for the past ten years.
Your advice and knowledge is appreciated in advance!