Hirilonde Posted January 1, 2021 Report Share Posted January 1, 2021 My Spindrift 9N is 16 years old this year and it is time for some sprucing up. 5 years on an outdoor dinghy rack, 2 seasons in the water at a dinghy dock and the rest stored indoors and banged around every time it was used. Most of those indoor years were following my daughters family from MA to GA and then to VA as the Air Force moved them around. I now live across the street from a great place to row. At first I thought I would use this as an excuse to build another boat, but I would have no where to keep it. I will not put my Lapwing in outdoor storage. I will be removing the bronze chafe strip and refinishing from the water line down. Except for a few scratches, the professionaly LPU painted topsides are still in great shape. I had to cut the figure 8 knot that kept the bow painter in place off. Years of towing behind my Renegade sinched it up quite well. I will inspect under the fendering and at some of the fastening points for good measure, but no signes of rot can be seen. I am considering making removable side seats like a few others have done. This is the worst of the compromises that were needed to make it nesting. From what I can see so far, these boats last quite well if you follow the instructions. Starting on the forward section first.................... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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