I made an offer on a X-boat 402, a 40ft regatta offshore race
cruiser being his whole live=34 years on a countryside pleasure lake where speed is limited to 10kn
as a swimming bathing platform for the family
once a month...has all options incl. performance rigging
and even a T-race keel=1,50m draft
Will do a slow world circum. Finally use it for what its contructed purposes
Ok not regatta
and a fast hull+regatta equiped makes long passages signifcantly shorter...
was delivered with 10 performance sails
and not surprising for the above purpose 6 of the sails
are never used in 34 years:
2 spinnackers, one is assymetrical
3 different size genua
1 main sail
2 others sails are used only 2 times (to test them) in 34years:
1 Storm genua
1 Strom main
All 8 sails are lying the whole time dry in the dark cellar in his house, good place to use them....
Visual checks of all are perfect. Seams are fine, main and genuas are stiff like a new sample of a comparable material.
What else can I check and how?
What can I expect from them regarding livespan/relaibility...I am cruising so if a performance sail is a bit worn and 1kn less I don't care.
Cannot go to a sail maker as all around this lake area know this boat
and its not public for sale
And that should be like that till its 100% mine.