I know enough to know anything I ever buy will get surveyed. But thanks for reinforcing that point. And I also understand the phrase, "nothing is more expensive than a cheap cat". Got it!!!
BUT, from what I've read this brand of vessel is pretty well built. I'm going to talk to the owner, fwiw.
I'm just in the "looking" stage, nothing more (well ok, looking and talking). Looking helps me learn. So far I know I want a cat, 45ft or more, gen, a/c, galley
maker, 2 freezer
, something I can handle by myself.
What's the deal with folks saying, "nothing over 24ft beam"? Travel lifts capacity, I'm guessing? Thoughts on this??
I'm very mechanically inclined. I've recently rebuilt a 40' RV, (rear engine
6v92 Detroit, 2 a/c, 2 furnace, 1250Ah house battery
system, 7kw gen set, solar
trickle, and many many other systems similar to what's found on boats. I do not plan to do all of the work myself but I do plan to be part of all the work. I want every wire labeled on both ends. I want clean, neat, accessible work. I will be intimately familiar with every component on the vessel so that I can deal with it WHEN it breaks.
Read, plan, read, plan, read, plan, talk, plan, talk, plan, plan, do.
That's the plan.