OK here we go, Round Two!
So I went to look at this boat and got the grand tour.
Here are some new pictures I took: Picture Gallery
The guys that own it (two brothers) just bought a 55ft boat so they don't need this one anymore. Brian: you can probably see it, I'm told it's in front of the Empress.
They have apparently sailed this one as far north as Prince Rupert, which is much further than I'd plan to go, or have time to go!
So here is what I found out:
- The head although it is new, pumps directly overboard
- Bottom has not been painted since 2008
- Likely needs a new prop and zincs
- That stove is not a marine stove
- No recent survey available, they think it was done last in 2007 or 2008
- Surprisingly, I do not quite have standing headroom...so close! Strange that a Cat 27 would have more headroom
- I "think" the main sail is in good condition. It looks good to me...
- The jib is damaged but it doesn't look that bad (see pictures), the owners also said they have a new one that they will provide with the boat
- The anchor is fairly new and is much larger than required for a boat that size. There are also 2 smaller spare anchors
- The engine started on the first try and seemed to run very well; it's a Yanmar 9.9HP from '91. There was a little bit of smoke when it first started, then nothing. They left it running for about 15mins. It actually seems a bit noisy to me until they put the engine compartment cover back on, but I guess that's common with small diesels?
- The diesel injector has recently been replaced and the fuel tank cleaned
- One of the owners said that although the bottom hasn't been painted recently, he regularly cleaned the bottom by hand. He mentioned this when he noted that his wet-suit wasn't included with the sale, but he'd leave the cleaning supplies.
As before I'd really appreciate any feedback. I'm particularly curious about the integrity of the bow seams as viewed from the V-berth photo.