New to this forum, but would greatly appreciate any advice on the restoration of an OK.
To give a bit of history – I got the hull (fibreglass) from a neighbour in ~2001 who was planning to somehow convert it to a motorboat. Some minor work to the bulkheads and internal woodwork and replacing the plywood deck, getting a new rudder, aluminium mast and some rigging made it sail-worthy to a point (probably wouldnt have pushed it too hard!). I had a long term plan to do more work on it however i went to university and after that i ended up with a job in london and therefore zero space to house it.
It has since sat in my Parents garden (upside down on tyres) with the mast and rigging in a garage ever since and the internal structure is decidedly knackered.
My main question is whether it is worth trying to restore it to a useable boat or to cut my losses and scrap whats left of it? The assumption at the minute is that the only savageable part is the hull (the wooden and aluminum masts are in OK condition, as is the wooden boom and sail).
Scrap it. It will cost you quite a lot to fit it out and won’t be worth half that amount after you have expended all that effort. Buy a cheap serviceable OK and have lots of fun before moving up to a competitive boat once you can afford it.