Lol, you guys make me lauhg.
Okay, went back today and did the Engine survay. It went great, just the obvious things need to be replaced, belts, oil filter, fuel filter, yadayada.
Was really happy with the engine surveyour he stayed extra long and we talked about sailing and the boat and other mechanical related things and I learned a lot.
He also checked the batteries for us and told us all about how they work and that they are in-fact in great sea-going condition.
I'm pretty bent on just buying this thing and getting it over with. I like the boat, and it feels sturdy.
I can see myself making a few improvements to the bob-stay fittings. the bob-stay is already showing signs of weakening at the bottom of the bow.
I will let you know tomorrow what my final decision is.
I do not doubt for a moment this boat's ability to keep me afloat and take a beating in coastal waters, I've seen the worst of it out here and it's really not that bad. This boat sails on about a 12 degree heel with a strong breeze, and feels very comofrtable.
On the ocean, which I haven't been on yet, it is probably a different story. So that's why I'm going on this trip to get that experience.
At worst, I will have a great coastal cruiser this summer and will enjoy crusing and circumnavigating Vancouver island