Nice to meet you. Thanks for your support.
I bought "Adhara" which is T41 hull
# 81 built in 1975. She is one of the last few --already built with the heavier/extended keel
upgrade. The seller took very nice care of maintaining and upgrading her ... and I hope we can as well of a job as he did.
The big items that sold
me were: hull barrier coated (preventative only), hull (re)faired (including beefing-up the keel
joint), hull (re) Awlgripped, straight and shiny keel-bolts, freshly painted decks (last year), a hydraulic backstay, a custom Charleston Spare boom, a carbon fiber spinny pole, Raymarine
touchscreen (last year) networked with below-cockpit auto-pilot, a very nice sail wardrobe, Simrad AIS
, repowerd with a Yanmar diesel
~5 years ago with < 1000 hours, nice canvas
She has a little moisture near each chain-plate to monitor
, and the cutlass bearing (6 years old) has some slight play --but both very manageable. To me the nicest feature of all might be having births to sleep (8) so plenty of friends can join us cruising.
The prior owner won his class in the 2011 Newport-Bermuda 1-2 race
with her ... so I know she's seaworthy
. We are not that ambitious, and I just plan to do some (fast) regional cruising for now. I've always loved these hulls and our delivery
down from ME to MA didn't disappoint ;-)