Originally Posted by Laidback
The link boat did not say anything about the rigging
- the engine/s - no pictures of it under sail or of the cockpit
- fairly grubby! and probably home built.
Keep on looking!
Agree with these comments. The head
looks truly atrocious but could be cleaned up. Shonky wiring
however is impossible to fix. Evidenced by the array of jerry rigged wiring
in most pictures. Forget that engine
. They say that it sails at an average speed of 10 kts which I find VERY hard to believe. In fact that boat probably has never seen 10 kts of the log IMO. Worth MAYBE 60k even if you wanted to spend all the extra money
on fixing its problems. Look elsewhere is my 2c.
I owned a 33 ft Crowther cat which was a Seafire design. The cat pictured is a Windspeed design and does not have headroom in the bridge deck
. There were about 15 Seafires built, I think. They had headroom in the bridgedeck and mine had the galley
up which I think is a must for sailing in the tropics. My partner & I sailed her for about 4 years up & down the east coast
of OZ and it was ideal for our needs. However it could not carry much of a payload. We didn't realise how fast she actually could sail until we took all our possessions off of it when we were selling it. On all our new boat we have an electronic dictionary instead of the 6 kgs of the Shorter Oxford dictionary that we had on our Crowther. You live & learn.
PS Good luck with your planned adventure.