· the asking price
for what it is Seems pretty good, but if that is the asking price
, Offer less!
· what upgrades/replacements we’d need right away to make it ready for cruising in the Caribbean
is original but I understand usually needs to be replaced every 10 years or so; main and genoa
were replaced in 2011; electronics
are original so when should I expect to have to replace them) The boat is only 6 years old, I wouldnt likley even worry about the rigging
until atleast 12 years old, assuming it looks good. You will want a good GPS/chartplotter. Radar
is nice. The Carribean (eastern is easy cruising)
· what you think of the existing equipment
for the size
of boat (i.e. 75 hp Yanmar
with 4230 hours as of 5/11;
is a turkey
shoot, in some ways a motor
that gets used regulrly may be better than one that sits too much. But that's getting to be a lot of hours for a Yanmar
. I say run it until it dies as long you are staying in the eastern carribean.
ground tackle is two Delta’s – doesn’t specify all chain or rope
and chain – probably the latter since it is BVI; tankage for fuel
for five people; stuff like that The anchors are good if they look good, I also assume the boat has a windlass
and at least on rode
is all chain. Inspect all that as it's had a good workout. You want one good chain rode
of at least 20 feet with nylon spliced behind that.
· what additional equipment
we’d need to purchase
etc) as I think a charter
boat is pretty basic as far as equipment
goes but what do I know. I'm not sure what they use now, but most charter
boats I've chartered have engine
(that way the charterers dont run the batteries flat!) This will work but you'd be better with 12v fridge. You will need a battery charging
, high amp alternator
. How much of each depends on the room you have to mount it.
· if you have ballpark price
estimates for all that, that would be awesome but just a bonus
might be well worn etc. You will need extra block , 4 way preventer etc. Most charter
boats dont have much. At least a 10ft RIB
dingy and 15 hp motor.... again it depends on your dingy stowage scheme. You dont need a whole bunch of Offshore safety
stuff for the Caribe really.