I am heading up tomarrow morning to do an open water test run on the 40' Catana. A mech. looked over the twin Volvo's and he feels good about them. A surveyor
has completed about half of a walk thru and will complete the rest of it on Wed. trip to the boat yard to pull it and check the bottom.
I was up around St. Pete about 3 weeks ago and looked at it. I found the owner in town. He gave me a walk thru.... 3 hours, and came away feeling like the boat had some good things added to it recently, the hull
seem sound, but neglected in alot of other areas. It needs alot of cosmedic work plus, new galley
, stove, counter top, etc. 1 head
remains and needs gutting and redone, the other is a.... so called work shop. My wife would like both to work, we'll see.
Between 1970 and 1980 I was a Evenrude and OMC
sterndrive mech. I am presently a Contractor of 20 years and have done a lot of remodeling. And just completly redone a 69 30' Morgan
so fixing old boat is not new to me and I see a lot of time to put this boat in shape for what I think it should look like.
So if all check out in the next few days I will take it. I live on Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys
just approx. 150 miles south of St. Pete. Should be a great ride back if I got a east wind.
Yes I did see that the bridge is not as high as the other Catana's. And would like a little more HP on the engines but...... love that new hard top, 2'5" draft
, daggerboards, new 12 volt dbl. A/C, 3 new solar
palels, 1100 amp house bank, and all that room and more and .....it is fast.