Yes, but in no particular order. Westerly head
linings were foam backed and glued on. So after 20 plus years the foam breaks down and the head
linings fall down leaving the glue and some foam behind. A horrible time consuming job to sand the glue away before re-fixing the head linings. However, for the main cabin
some 1/4" batten sprung into place will hold it in place.
is getting on a bit and won't be cheap
to replace, so warrants a good look over. However, our Volvo
2003 is now 22 years old and I am expecting it to go on for some years yet, so don't right it off if it runs well.
The early Centaurs had a problem with the a chain plates that support the sides of the mast
were placed above a one of the square forepeak port holes which caused cracking. Later Centaurs had the problem resolved possibly by different shaped ports
. That said the pembroke appears to have the chain plates through further back on the main cabin
top. Something to read up on the owners association perhaps.
Then there is the general stuff. The extra sails
could be useful so open them up and the ones on the mast
to check condition. Crispy white is good, soft is not, as there is a resin that is lost
with age in dacron sails
look a little dated but will get you going and could be changed long term, just make sure they work
by turning them on, in fact do it to all the electrical
Taste the water out of the tank, drinkable is good.
Fuel tank steel
by chance? good condition or a rusty mess? £400 plus for new one.
the carpet and the sole and have a look at the bilges. Probably full of water and if so why? the stern gland and leaks
are the answer. Does the boat feel damp? any mildew? not the end of the world but needs sorting by ventilating and removing water. Do take a torch and mirror and look in every single
locker and behind panels
with the mirror. Flush the loo!
Is the life raft included? when last serviced? when was the rigging
last changed, factor £1200 if its over 10 years.
don't look original, could be a bonus, foam is really expensive.
If you can talk to the owner ask about insurance
Now, having said all that, for the price it looks a good buy. Your inspection
plus that of a surveyor
at £400 should confirm that.
Finally take a camera
because it will record
details you will forget in the excitement.