Zeus, I don't see anything immediatly wrong with this boat. In fact, it reminds me a great deal of my first boat, a 21' Kells, made in Fall River, MA. I like the sight of the compression
post below, which will take the mast's pressure. My Kells didn't have one. I had to put my own in. Another good feature is this boat comes with the trailer. Now, I have one question: For $3k, where is the outboard
? Are you planning to purchase
one in addition to the boat?
Here are some things to check for:
1) Check that the trailer is not rotted out or in any way not going to be street legal
. Check for title, etc... Check trailer wiring
to see that brakes, blinkers, etc.. work
2) Jump up and down on the deck
and try to test for any soft spots. Take a block of wood and give the hull
some taps to check as well.
3) Check that the pintles and gudgeons are in good shape and securely fastened and that the tiller is not spit or cracked in any way.
4) Double check sails
and all inventory
5) Fire extinguisher? Safety equipment
That's a start. Once you go an investigate a little bit, you will probably have more specifics, I would assume.