went exceptionally well. We were there for the haul out
. They pressure washed the hull
. It looks like it was just painted. The engines were thoroughly checked and the oil
samples were sent off to a lab for analysis.
had to swap out the generator
impeller before the genset could even be tested. That was something I was going to do, anyway, so it’s already done.
ran 24 mph during the wide open throttle test but the engines started to get a little warm so we returned to cruising speed. The engine
impellers apparently need to be changed, too. That was already on our plan. Cummins 330s have a stellar reputation but the impellers are very hard to get to so we'll have the mechanic
do that for us. Otherwise, we'll take care of oil
and filter changes and fuel filter
changes when we take possession.
The surveyor’s findings are broken down into A, B, and C-level. A-level means “don’t take the boat
out.” B-level is stuff that should be paid attention to soon. C-level is stuff that you should know about and take care of one day. (maybe they all do it that way) The only A-level findings were safety
related items like the horn doesn’t work and the flares are out of date (but still should work). A handful of flares from West Marine
and a pocket airhorn from Home Depot will take care of those items until I can take a look at the horn, itself. The only other stuff he found was a couple of minor C-level findings and he felt the boat was in above-average to excellent condition. Sweet!
Afterward, the owner sat with us for a while and told us he had some surprises for us. Along with the dinghy
, tools, extra parts
, two sets of spare propellors, and such... he was also giving us a $3600, self-inflating life raft that he bought and never mounted to the hard top, two collapsible bicycles, two new pillows still in the plastic, a spare anchor
, and some other little stuff. Just keeps getting better and better! 😊
We're very much looking forward to closing.