Thanks everyone. The seller will let me keep it on his mooring
in Orcas until I can get it down to Port Orchard. You can see the boat right from the ferry.
We had negotiated a price
prior to my inspection
. I chose to forego the haulout and survey
because it was an issue of logistics and the expense. When you combine epoxy
, no thruhulls, liftup rudder
and outboard engine
there's just not that much to go wrong down there (I hope). And he did the bottom paint
About the boat:
Most of the details are on that link on post #1. She is epoxy
built with no soft spots. She seems really stiff. I like the new rig and all the new hardware
. Only the boom and some of the chain plates are not new. The seller said he spent about $10K in 2013 on that. Not only is it rigged like a traditional mono to the center hull
(aka) but there are also outer shrouds going to the outside of the amas. It's a really stout rig. I think there are 7 sails
and they are all decent. Only the main is dacron.
It is powered by a electric
start Yamaha 9.9 four stroke that starts right up and runs great.
There is no plumbing! No head
or nothing. The sink in the pic has never been hooked up. There are no holding tanks
. He keeps the sails
in the fo'c'sle but that could be a head
. I have one of those 5 gal. portapotty toidys with the plastic seat and the double zip lock bags for waste and it's going in there for now. I think I might move my Coleman tabletop cook stove in the galley
because it just has the single
burner unit. The heater works well. There are 3 single
berths but 2 of them can be made into doubles. The interior
is small and spartan. All of the fasteners for all of the hardware
are exposed and that can be a good thing. It has the basic 12v stuff with no inverter
or 110V. I might do something about that so I can run my 17" laptop
as a chartplotter
with Open CPN
. He has a brand new Standard Horizon GX2200 with AIS
. It won't interface with the older Garmin chartplotter
so I want to get that working with CPN. There is no autopilot
but he has some tensioning lines on the tiller that will keep it set so it's not just flopping around.
I think the boat is a good one for my use which will mostly be daysailing around here plus some overnight stuff in the summer. It's not pristine. It has some wear associate with a 20 year boat. I kinda like it that way. At least I won't cringe every time there's a ding.
Speakin' of dings there's no dinghy
. There's no davits
either. I think I'll buy a small one that I can haul up by hand.
And I'll need some sailing buddies to go with me!!!!! Eric, I'll look into the NWMH stuff. Thanks.