Just wanted to say hi to all, I have been reading your forum for a couple of years now and realy enjoy it, I have learnd so much! so thanks for that.
I bought a boat last fall its a 81 36' universal victorian. It has leaky and soft decks under the teak, the cushens on the upper deck are sun fried, one of the fuel tanks has a leaks, and the varnish is all pealing and the gellcoat is staind and chipped and generaly in very poor condition.
But the interior is in great condition and the engines were replaced in 06 with 2 new Isuzu 120 hp 4bd1t and they only have 360 hours on them.
I spent the last few years looking for just the rite boat, I wanted one that needed work but didnt need a lot of money spent on it this one seemed to fit the bill perfectly and I couldnt be happier!
Last week I had her out on the hard and I sripped the old bottem paint off, (Most of it came off with the pressure washer) and repainted it with Hempel olimpic bottem paint, and renewed the zinks.
Every thrue hull was siezed open (there the bronz cone shaped ones) so I pulled them all apart cleand polished and greased them up and they all work like new now.
Also I replaced the head and all the hoses
So she still needs lots of work but this summer I am going to enjoy her