Originally Posted by hellosailor
trying to find a good honest engine mechanic
could take a couple of years.
Cool idea about the escrow. I doubt they would go for that but I won't know until I try.
As a general follow up, we did the hull survey
today and it turned out generally ok except for a bunch of delaminations which apparently are quite common with Catalinas. There was a severe noise
problem with the engine
- it sounded like a real sick puppy. We did a haulout and discovered that the cutlass bearing was basically no longer present. The broker will fix the issue and we will do another sea trial.
Again, thanks for all the input !!