Hi Brad, thanks for the response,
well I'm a coatal sailor currently in an O'day 22 mostly day sailing
and looking to upgrade and venture further. Cape cod
and local islands, long island sound
and then maybe further as my experience and comfort level grow. The admiral seems to want a faster boat and is willing to sacrifice some creature comfort for speed, she says. I may try and do some club racing
to further my sailing skills. thats not all that importand though, especially with a handicap system.
So, I am gathering all those details now.
seems to have been well cared for but, aging sails
. I haven't actually seen it yet so that is current
owners claims. He also claims he had the sails
professionally cared for each season. the photos look great.
One of the pearsons a 78 seemed very solid as I found no soft spots and it seemed very dry and no water
stains on the inside. The sheats, halyards and all the other lines seemed pretty old and tattered and boat is generally messy. this owner is not the tidy sort so I imagine maintenance
was not high on his list of things to do. The atomic 4 started and didn't make any obvious noises. I think this guy only owned the boat for 2 years (his claim) and before that it appears to have been well maintained. I kind of feel i need to get the boat away from the current
owner to save it. However, it will need new standing rigging
, all new lines, probably an engine rebuild
. It does however come with an inflatable
w/a 15 hp engine. They have been neglected too it appears. the 15hp outborard is in a wheelbarrow, on its side burried in the very messy garage. He claims he bought the inflatable
new 2 years ago at westmarine. I have caught the guy in so many lies already I can't believe a word he says and need to consider this boat as if were a derelict with no history
available. again it seems very solid.
The lippencott looks well maintained. However, I found about a 1/2" hole drilled into the hull
about a foot or so above the water
line and about 2 feet back from the bow...that caused concern. Haven't heard back from owner yet only saw it on the hard
at a marina.
78 tarton looks beautiful but, again on the hard
all locked up. Teak
needs redone, but then again most boats this age do.
Haven't seen either of the boats with the rebuilt engines.
one is the Pearson P-30 with the Updated Volvo
Diesel. I heard back from the yacht broker who just said it is still covered and needs a "good cleaning
." does anyone know how this translates in honest terms? I asked aboout veiwing it and have yet to hear back.
I think that is all i have for now.