Revive and old thread time.
I just recently purchased a 1979 Watkins 27 for $2500.00 and the boat is in very good shape with a few minor, I hope, problems. The little Yanmar 8hp runs very good, there are no soft spots anywhere and all the plumbing
works just fine and there are no leaks
that I have detected. The only problems I have found is that the UV cover on the genoa
is in bad shape and needs to be redone, the mainsail
gets in a bind about a third of the way up so it won't go all the way up and the running rigging
for the main needs replacing. The boat made the trip from Maryland
to NC easily, but slowly, using just the genoa
and the Yanmar even though the Bay was being real nasty for two days on the trip to NC. There is rigging
missing from the mast boom for the reefing so I'm hoping that someone can direct me somewhere I can get information on how the boat was originally rigged, I checked the Wakins owners website but I didn't see anything there about it.