I have been offline for a while but would like to start participating in the forum again. Yesterday I chimed in very late on the bowsprit thread. ( yes I have one)
I wanted to post a photo of Rose in defense of my " over the top" refurbishment efforts but the file was too big so I built a google photo share album with a bunch of pics I took this past summer.
"I don't think my rebuild was over the top. OK, maybe the rug and the sink up forward, and maybe the stained glass :-)
I bought her in 2000 when she was Sea Star. Hurricane Ike tried to take her in 2008. She was badly damaged but the bones were still good. I took the opportunity to make some changes. I dropped the sole to get 6'3" headroom (no more bumping my bald head). She has a gaff rig with Sitka Spruce spars. The sail plan was designed by Ed Burnett. She has 480 amp hours of house power and no propane.
If you care to take a photo tour of Rose:"