Originally Posted by Tin Tin
What actually broke ?
We bought the boat
in December, and knew that his friend pulled the winch apart because he said there was an issue with it; every part was disassembled, with a few small parts
missing which may be in the engine
compartment by the motor
. The boat as a whole had not been taken care of; the PO had never sailed, bought the boat to sail 'round the world, his wife/partners left him and he lived on the boat at a marina for 2 years before selling it. So, 0 maintenance
on everything was the result.
We had to return home so I put it in my backpack and carried it home.
When I laid it all out I found the strangest mess I'd ever seen; there are literally one or two holes in the metal body and the winch was full of sand and grease.
It looks like by the time I buy the replacement parts
it needs I may well spend more than one could justify.