Thursday, 28th day of July; Had sea Trials and survey
on the S/V Rapture.
Shook out all four sails
and They appeared to be in good condition. The winds were light and because of the Rock steadiness of the Rapture, you didn't have the feeling of movement, though we could see that we were moving. This is a boat that loves much stronger winds. The engine
ran good and so did the generator
, but with a wiring
On the haulout for the survey
was clean, the bottom paint
only about a year old. All of the electronic are thirty years out of date. The freezer
cold plates & components was trying to work but didn't. The two A/Cs worked but need to be cleaned. We had a heavy rain that afternoon and this revealed that a couple of the hatches' gaskets need to be replaced
and there is a major leak that come out behind the galley
counter. We couldn't find where it was coming in. The Shaft's stuffing tubes were tight. The through hull
valves were stiff. All of the running rigging
really needs to be cleaned along with the sails.
She will make an excellent home for me, as both a live aboard and a cruising sail boat.
Changes I want or have to make; Find that leak. Change out the electric
stove to propane
. A couple of bulbs were bruned out and needs replacement... Change all the bulbs to LEDs. Have an A/C man to fix the freezer
and clean out the A/Cs. Electrican to repair the electrial problem on the generator
All of this, if the owner accepts my offer, can be done as I'm moving aboard.
Took a nap while waiting for the rain to clear away. It was like being Home in my own place of comfort.