Once again, thanks Cheechako.
It has a 50hp Perkins
, one of the most common makes of marine
engine of this size and I can get any parts
very easily and cheaply as im in the trade
I guess it can be run by pushing a hosepipe into the intake for a few minutes. The masts are stepped for storage
, so it hardly seems worth launching and the timber masts will be easier to inspect on deck.
If the prop shaft was bent, i can straighten it at work
, we have a 50t press.
I need to confirm what the deck construction is, but the seller did say they had never been teaked, which is a good sign.
Obviously i cant check the gearbox
or shaft or the through hull
fittings but maybe if they are original, its time to change them anyway and put new cocks on while im at it, provided its not excessivly expensive for parts
but my time isnt important to carry out the work
Electrics will need redoing but once again, as long as the sale
price allows for this, its not a problem to me. I would take the opportunity to install low energy lighting
and change the 110v to 220v, add a bow thruster for single
and extend the new harness for solar
power at a later date.
The nav station has had various equipment
added over the years and all needs taking out and tidying up. Lots of holes cut out and left blank at the moment and it looks awful. I would make up a new fuse breaker panel.
Im not looking for a Fastnet or Americas cup winner, so speed isnt important, only safety
, which is one good reason for doing the work myself.
Im trying to contact the owner to arrange a viewing this weekend
I would appreciate an agreement document template if you can send one please