Originally Posted by IceDog
Don't yell at me, I'm very sensitive. I know what you are thinking and yes it's true...I am crazy. I like to break all of the unwritten rules at one time, sight unseen,ad
Hi, don't worry, I won't yell. A disclaimer from the start... Everyone on this forum who knows me knows this isn't my sort of boat.
I don't think you, or anyone should buy this boat sight unseen because there severe problems with it that only you on the ground can decide if you want it or not.
needs a lot of work and some replacing... Even then there's more work before it becomes a Chic Magnet.
Have a look the interior
photos and see the mismatching of wood, the poor finish of it. Look at the port hole in one of the photos, either the whole thing is warped or just the surround, I can't tell.
There's plenty of internal furnishings that arnt there, the galley
needs a big job done on it, by the looks.
It looks like cheap
pine board inside, and that might not be good in a marine environment
, I don't know... For all I know it might be maple, but hey.
Remember these photos are the best of the boat. None of the crappy bits are photographed.
It may be just what you want... But also it maybe you will lose every cent you pay for it, so its important to make the right decision. I doubt if anyone, not just you, but anyone could make a decision on this boat sight unseen.
There's a myriad of things that ring alarm
bells... Starting with the build year of 2002 when it was started about 1987 and launched in 2007.
For one thing that could mean all the electronics
were bought inn1987 not 2007... These things need investigating... Not just asking questions but more like a forensic investigation.
Finally, from me, is who is the guy who built it and why did he take 20 years? Because he was great at his job? Or because he was a nutter? That's what you need to work out and that takes you to get on board and sniff about. A surveyor
can't do what you need to do... Work out if its correct for you.
All the best.