I've sailed for years, but only other other people's boats. I know all about what happens once the thing's actually rigged and in the water, but I'm at a loss as to how I should store, rig, and maintain the thing. How do I learn how to be a good boat owner?
The boat's a Holder 14 circa 1985 or so (pic
). I'm pretty familiar (over 10 years of summer camp :) sailing boats of this type, but they've usually been rigged and already floating. When I tried to get mine rigged I failed miserably -- couldn't even figure out how to get the mast up. And I'm completely at a loss as to what sort of maintenance/upkeep I'm looking at here.
Compounding the problem, I'm sure that I'm missing some parts -- at least the forestay and jib sheet -- and I don't know enough about this particular model to know what else I might be missing.
I'm looking for resources -- books, websites, forums, mail-order/online catalogs -- that can teach me everything there is to know about a boat *besides* how to sail it.