Not important anymore. I chickened out. Too much did not line up.
For those interested:
This one was listed as private ownership
, good condition, little use, no damage or grounding, new sails
, VAT paid.
turned out to have a 5m long badly repaired damage on the hull/deck join where gelcoat
is chipping off because of flexing and long (up to 1m) stress cracks arepresent. I guess the underlying structure was weakened by the impact and has just been covered by gelcoat without proper structural repair. Of course the owner doesn't know about this...
Plus the stress cracks below the waterline...
Both rudders show signs of groundings with bad repairs
(gelcoat smeared over antifouling).
that was "always maintained by accredited Volvo Penta
dealer" has ATF oil
in the saildrive
even though VP moved from ATF to engine oil
6 years ago. Both props bent, one so bad you can see with the bare eye.
condition is run down like a well used charter
The advertised engine hours of 2000hrs are present on the additional hour meters in the salon
. One engine panel randomly works and shows 3000hrs - the other one is dead.
And the myth of private ownership
... First owner registered in the spanish 6a commercial
owner chartered the boat
, the boat is still listed with several charter
websites and the owner ran his own advertising website for it using a domain that was registered on his own name.
Of course the owner denies all of this... I guess if he finds this thread he will even sue me to take it down
So no, I won't provide a public link to the boat.
Bottom line: a few hundret euro wasted on an exhaustive travel to Greece