I sail a like new 16 and a 2000 18SX.
I picked up a 17 in a whim. They were asking way to much, I went to see it and did like that it had EPO rudders (were they stock?)
so I made my best offer and got it at what I feel is a fair price. Considering... it needs some parts and repairs
I like the lines and cut of the sail and almost reminds me of a "poor man's "A" class" boat. (little - kinda designed for one. So it's intriging.
The hull issue is on the insides. Under the forward spreader. They look horrible... and I almost walked, but they do NOT FLEX OR GIVE AT ALL.
the damaged looking area is VERY FIRM AND SOLID. But looks bad. I wondered how I should repair?
It appears I could sand down the gelcoat and lay some glass on the lower sides of the cracks and them a layer of glass over the entire area...
sand and I'd like to paint the boat white.
Being new to the 17 - i have no idea what the internal structure is - or what would cause this. (the wings I'm sure, but there has to be a lot of internal support for the wings?) I wish I could see a cutaway of a 17 to see whats inside these areas?
your thoughts? If it's to bad to repair, the price I paid was fine to part out. I'd keep the EPO's, well the sails, jib, spreader furler, has brand new tramp still sealed in the bag with a receipt for 320.00. and could sell mast and trailer. So I did ok, but I'd like to restore this. Here's some pics.
Inside shot of both hulls.