Big Chicken Baby
Join Date: Mar 2009
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The survey went well as in it was thorough. Apparently, the husband was being polite or he just figured since he paid for it all he might as well take me out. lol
Let's see, we knew the whole boat needed rewiring before the survey. We knew the generator was in an awkward position.What we didn't know was that the engine would run hot and smoke, the hull would have impact damage of some sort below the waterline, the keel would be "suspect", the chain plates would be in bad shape, the shroud cracked, leaking port lights, the windlass would be improperly wired rendering it useless, the plumbing needs to be redone because as it is it doesn't work, the main sail ripped, etc, etc.
If we were looking to spend the next two years doingnothing but working on a project boat we might consider it. Trouble is, we want to sail. The only reason we looked at this one was because the husband likes the way it looked at the dock. It does have very, very attractive lines but I would rather go for ugly, sturdy, safe and "fit for purpose".
I've got my choice to go look at today...we have time, lots of time.