Originally Posted by senormechanico
I have lusted after that very boat for YEARS.
Every time we sailed into Pt. Ludlow, there it was calling to me.
I asked the marina about it, but was told he'd never sell it.
According to the grapevine, his wife died, and it just sat there slowly molding away.
First, the sail cover
which hadn't been properly attached, sagged and slowly fell off until you see it now.
I'd heard stories about the electrical system
being worked on by someone who wasn't up to the job, but they're just rumors.
How did it find you??? Inquring minds want to know !
Walking the docks and the boat jumped out at me, all covered with slime, it just oozed potential. I was told it was not available, but a week later I got a call and made an offer......Strictly luck, and right place at the right time.
Very sad story with the wife dying, and then the boat being neglected more and more, until the owner died last summer.
The 220 volt system has been replaced with 110 and the person did a pretty good job. The Catana
12 volt system is a micro-switch electronic panel that is a pain in the butt and will be replaced as I go.
She has taken a LOT of work, and will need much more, but she has good bones and is well worth the effort.
I am planning on replacing the Volvo saildrive
bellows, does anyone know of the best place to buy these......It appears Volvo
is very proud of them.
BTW....Anyone want a nice Irwin