Join Date: Jul 2001
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I love my boat, but it took a lot of work to get it in shape. The PO had:
Installed a pump that could empty the holding tank over the side. I found it by chance - fortunately haven't been boarded by the Coast Guard yet. Typically of a lot of other things on the boat, it didn't even work. When questioned over the phone months after I bought the boat, he claimed not to remember it.
Left the whisker pole and the spinnaker pole lying in the companionway, half down below and half in the cockpit. Of course the companionway was open. I bought it for a bargain price, had it delivered by truck to my home a month later, and the poles and the companionway were still in the same condition. How the boat stayed so dry below is beyond me. Thankfully, I couldn't make the shipping arrangements quickly, or it would have been delivered in time to sit through hurricane Isabel.
Cut the wiring leading to the through hull sensor for the depth sounder right at the through hull. It is cut off so short that it cannot be re-wired, and will have to be pulled.
Allowed the engine shut off switch to deteriorate so that it was unusable, and the engine had to be shut off by pinching the fuel line.