Got mine in 2010. Long time previous owner took care of her and did the expensive upgrades. Yanmar
, ac/heat built in. I've been living aboard
and just trying to keep up the routine maintenance
Been daysailing multiple times each week on average, currently wandering around the gulf coast
To me: a great sailing coastal cruiser. Big enough and easy to singlehand. Any breath of wind
will move her. And a fresh breeze will move her to near hull speed
. I think it's a well built, and solid boat.
Especially like the more traditional style exterior mixed with a more modern (in '78) interior
with the pan construction instead of all wood interior
Not thrilled about the v-drive though, except the level engine
position. Need to service
the stuffing and clamps on the log. And I'll be darned if I know how the heck to reach all that being directly below the oil
pan. Need to face that challenge soon.
Hope I'm still aboard and sailing at 83 like previous owner.
Sorry for the drift. Hey, somebody tell Goerge about their takacat!