It looks really complicated, just reading it stressed me a little. (and I'm a former nuclear sub sailor). But if someone wants to do it, go for it!
I guess I am liking the sunfish because it IS simple.
Ha! I just went sailing this weekend - just south of Santa Fe New Mexico at Cochiti Lake.
So warm that I was in shorts, T-shirt and barefoot. About 60F. I did put on a yellow rain slicker as the spray was cold.
Wind was about 14 mph, but the...
I think you did the right thing, you listened to that "inner voice". Something didn't seem right.
Another boat is always out there, another deal to see.
Its kinda hard to tell you what the boats problem is without seeing it and you being a new buyer..best to read this forum more and keep...
Look back thru this forum - it may not be worth it to split the boat.
It will be a million times easier to cut some inspection ports and do the repair that way, and then it can be dried out after the next sailing adventure.
If you just split the hull and replace the foam, you might be...
What years were the Pearson Hulls? I thought 1980, but don't know when they ended.
Basically I am seeking which hulls are the ones to avoid that were made poorly at the factory, before the owners took them.
Price at $800 seems really high as its not a Sunfish. If it was a Sunfish it would be good in the condition your describing.
Being a knockoff its just not going to bring a lot of money when you resell it someday....
My wife is an Occupational Therapist - I told her of your wanting to single hand sail. She recommends what many others have said - to wait it out until your healed.
What you might want to do is when your ready and in therapy - (you are getting it right? If not tell your doctor you want...