I have been looking off and on for years for a sailboat to be my new home. I have missed several over the past 2 years because i just did not just pull the trigger so to speak. One even sold the day before I made an offer, figures...Thought about it to long, to many issues, to expensive, repairs
, and location. Just not the right look seemed to be my main issue. Why were all the boats I wanted on the west coast
??? Im in Florida
on the Gulf Coast
I have found what I so hope to be the one. 1980 42 Vagabond. Sails
are good, standing and running rigging
is good and the Ford Lehman
runs. She needs paint
, a new Frig, AC, and get the leaks
fixed on all ports
and 1 hatch
. Did a mention that she will sail? Some wood rot
here and their but to be expected. I needed something to do this winter anyway.
Now for the question: The 65hp Ford Lehman
, Is it hard to get parts
Issues I should be aware of? I have looked and the main thing I found was dont get a rope
stuck in the shaft. Could pull the motor
from its mounts..
I am open for anything in regards to this boat. Positive and negative. The check will be handed off on the 23rd so I have till then. Otherwise their will be a new Pirate on the Emerald Coast.
As always I thank everyone for their vast knowledge here..