My dad picked up this early 80s Prindle 16 last summer for under a hundred bucks in hopes we get it fixed up pretty cheap and have a fun little sail boat. We didn't get much done with it before summer ended so we stored it and waited to work on it next summer.
A pic of it last summer on my old taco
Well next summer has arrived and its time to make this bitch sail. After looking at it closer I realized that there is almost NOTHING in the boat that looks like it fits right or should be there, on top of the huge list of things missing or broken. It will take a lot of work to get this thing in the condition where it can sail well. I told my old man this, and that I thought it was a pile and just too much work and that it would be too expensive, and not wanting to admit defeat he didn't care and said he would make this thing work even if it costs a grand. So basically he is going to buy parts and I am going to figure out how to fix it and make the dam thing work.
*Note: Neither of us have any idea what we are doing. I have sailed small boats a few times a long time ago but we have almost zero experience with cats.
A list of what is wrong (that I can think of off the top of my head):
-Missing boom (ordered a used one last year we think will fit) DONE
-Dry rotted and falling apart trampoline (not an immediate priority)
-Jib sail zipper broken
-Missing entire mainsheet block DONE
-Most ropes are dry rotted and useless DONE
-Needs all new hardware for entire rudder/tiller system DONE
-Missing mast ball DONE
-Needs new halyard wire
-Missing mast head wheels DONE
-Missing trapeze harness (not an immediate priority)
-Probably missing jibsheet block mounting points (haven't figured out that one yet)
-Trailer Lights don't work DONE