Well everyone likes an update so here ya go...
Looked at the boat
today. My father came and took a look as he use to race
this exact boat years ago. First off the boat looked better than expected. It was sitting for a year but is extremely dry with not much smell down below. No cushions
or anything to get wet... the bulkheads were all bone dry/ no rot
. The anchor
sleeve was loose and will need remounting... it had nav lights on the bow which have been removed and some water
seeps in, needs to be resealed with some starboard over it.
The decks were solid except one hand rail post in line with the forward part of the cockpit
. Both sides are wet from being beside a scupper, the area is no more than 4 inches in diameter and could be reinforced. The winches are all good, running rigging
One problem area is that a previous owner cut out a 12" hole in front of the cockpit
for a chart plotter which is now gone. Aka there is a decent hole that's been sealed with tape. Thinking again that a piece of starboard would solve this issue as well. I would probably mount a smaller chart plotter anyway...
was said to have taken the brunt of the damage. The guy had a diver remove it. The carved/cut out the rudder
shaft until the got a 4 or 5" of straight shaft and then had a welder put a sleeve in and fit a new shaft around it. The rudder was then filled/fibreglassed and faired back to the original self.
The keel still has a ding in it, I haven't been able to inspect or pull the boat. Lack of facilities locally means I can't pull the boat for another 2 weeks... oh the bolts looked great, bit of rust but nothing bad and no leaks
It comes with 3 decent spinnakers, 3 headsails (all old, one decent geneo on the furler
, and one top of the line 90's racing
sail) and 1 good main, one no good.
The guy had it listed at 3,700 but after talking with him as I had suspected he is done with it and just wants the cost of the brand new outboard
Thinking it could be a great little find. Anyone else want to tell me it's awful?
PS. All the talk of children
on board has nothing to do with this boat. I do want a safe boat but it will only be used for the odd weekend cruise
. My experience is weekend racing, bit of cruising growing up, and now I am a fishing charter captain
. Sailboats are a bit different and I am just a cautious person as to the nature of this thread. Overall, I went into it not expecting much out of the boat but was pleasantly surprised after viewing.