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Old 07-16-2012
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S2 9.2c - for liveaboard - thoughts?


So I went to see an S2 9.2c yesterday (as well as a few others that I didn't trust). It seemed to be in excellent condition. Everything was clean, rigging tight, no corrosion (with one exception I'll list), interior is clean (walls carpeted which worries me a little, but there were no signs of water intrusion).

1. The steering wheel mount (under/behind the aft cabin berth) was corroded a bit. Didn't look structural, but what do I know? The ground cable looked like it had failed so I suspect it was caused by a weak ground. Again, didn't look structural, but I don't really know these things.
2. The bilge on the 9.2c is directly under the motor, several feet down. There is no other access. The bilge pump is mounted on a stick and was sneakily fed down through any openings between the motor and bilge. I thought I saw a rag at the bottom, but it's a long way down. I didn't want to reach in (who knows what lives down there). After looking through the rest of the boat, I was very surprised at this poor access.
3. No holding tank installed. The (suspiciously new) electric head and macerator pump overboard. Easy to fix, but I'm not sure why there's no holding tank on such a nice boat, especially one moored near Vancouver. Pumping overboard is illegal nearly everywhere here. I have to assume there was a holding tank that was removed, but the owner said there was not.

This is really my only concern. When something is brand new or missing, I just want to know why. The Morgan OI 41 I checked out was missing fuel tanks. I'm confident this is because they were outfitted with steel tanks from factory, and just corroded out, but the owner dodged the question repeatedly so I have to assume he's hiding something. Not sure if the same suspicion is warranted on this S2.

Sails are all relatively new. Given the demeanour/personality of the owner, the boat is probably very well kept. He says he's selling because his wife and him are moving aboard a bigger boat (already purchased).

The 9.2c is extremely well laid out (it's 30x10' are twice the size of the 37x10 of the columbia), but this also means the designer didn't leave any nook or cranny unused. There is about zero room for additional gear aside from a 2.5'x3' locker in the aft cabin (currently holds a water heater that is not in service). Everything else is very well accounted for.

The only other thing that worried me was that the flooring had all been redone, and I believe it was because the compression post had sunk. From factory, the compression post is held up by a 2x4 ($%&^$&*). The owner ripped it out and beefed it up substantially, but should I be worried about what may have happened to the deck if that compression post had sunk an inch before he caught it?

Thoughts on this $26k boat? (for liveaboard)









Original Ad:

Accommodations:
- Double V-Berth, forward and roomy, original upholstery in good condition
- Main Salon, has two comfortable settees with original upholstery in good condition, Cole woodstove and over 6’+ of generous headroom
- Galley, with stainless steel gimballed 2 burner propane stove and oven, pressurized cold water, plumbed for pressurized hot water, electric ice box
- Head, 3 piece with a sits shower, new electric head installed 2010
- Aft Cabin, spacious! with 6’ headroom, double berth, original upholstery
Equipment:
- CD/AM/FM Stereo, Oceanus DSC B 25 Watt VHF/FM marine transceiver, depth meter
- Electrical System, 110-115 volt AC (30 amp shore power), 50 power cord, 25 power cord, battery charger, 12 Volt DC (2 Deep Cell 6v marine batteries) 12 volt starter battery, New 60 amp alternator
Deck Equipment:
- New Mainsail cover 2012, New winch covers 2011, dodger in good condition
- Anchors; Bruce 20’ chain, Kingston quick set 25‘chain 200’ rode
- New Burgee halyard 2011, rail mounted propane BBQ, swim ladder mounted on stern
Sails and Rigging:
- New Mainsail 2012, 100% working Jib VG condition, 140% Genoa Excellent condition, Gennaker good condition with spinnaker pole, Harken windward sheeting system upgrade 2009, all lines lead to cockpit for easy single handed sailing!
Additional Equipment:
Everything goes with the boat!
- Dock lines, fenders, fire extinguishers, brass clock and barometer, New propane tank and cover, 10’ Endurance RIB tender (dingy)
Upgrades:
- New Starting battery 2012, New flooring installed throughout in 2011, Topside painted 2011, all deck hardware rebedded 2011, brightwork refinished 2011 – ( yearly), New Dyneema Lifelines 2011, New Beckson Rain Drain Port Lights 2008, hull painted 2005, zincs replaced 2010, mast/keel step upgraded with oak laminated with epoxy, stronger than factory 2010
This sailboat is ready to cruise!
Private moorage is available in Squamish!
Length: 30’, Beam 10’.3”, Draft 4’.11”
Year: 1980
Type: Cruiser, Hull: Fiberglass
Engine: 3109 hours, 2qm Yanmar Diesel Inboard, raw water intake, moored in freshwater since 1997

Last edited by blistovmhz; 07-16-2012 at 02:20 PM.
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