Zincs probably, but why do you think it needs a new prop?
This was coming straight from the owner. He said it used to cruise at about 6kts on the engine, but now only does 4kts. I asked if maybe this was due to extra drag from the hull (since it hadn't been hauled out in a few years) but he seemed pretty certain it was the prop.
Headroom - how tall are you?
I'm 6' on the nose.
I don't think Yanmar made a "9.9 hp" engine - that is an outboard hp rating. But it does look good. What model is it? 1GM 10?
I didn't think so either, but that's what they told me. I assume it's either an 8hp or 10hp; or maybe even a 12hp. They said it was a 2 cylinder but I think they all are, no? I couldn't find a model number that looked familar, but Yanmar research is on my "To Do" list.
EDIT: based on my pictures and the technical drawings on the Yanmar website I'd have to say it's a 1GM 10.
Nice new winches. A plus.... And the furler looks pretty good too. Plenty of recent gear here.
Surprised to hear the headroom is less than a C27..
Yes I got the impression that they like to use quality gear. Several times he pointed to the boat next to this one (also a Sunstar) and pointed out the differences in gear used.
As for headroom I was surprised as well. I distinctly remember on the Cat 27 that I had to take my sunglasses off the top of my head otherwise they'd hit the deck head. On the Sunstar I actually had to crouch down a little or take a very wide stance. I'm guessing it's because there was more finishing items on the Sunstar (such as a very solid wood deck and a padded deck head) that it takes up that extra inch or so.
Adding a tank is not difficult though it will cost most of a boat buck...
I'm not sure what you mean by this expression...
I didn't see keel bolts which would point to an encapsulated keel.. is the ballast lead?
Just so I'm clear, an encapsulated keel is a good thing right? I'm not sure what the ballast is made of.
Being an engineer I like to know all the technical details, but I've had trouble getting some of them from these guys. They were very nice, and I didn't get the feeling I was being deceived, I just got the feeling they either didn't know or couldn't verbalize them.