Is it called "sunkist"? if it is, i read the scope of it and looks real good. The gear as described sounds good, expect some replacements as you start to sail because as i found, what one person thinks is ok, you may not. Coming from a safety background and my family is on the boat, I replaced a lot of rope and shackles and went through the entire electrical system. found some "extra splices" in wiring that were fixed in 30 minutes and just makes you feel a lot calmer.
I had to re-bed half the stanchions on my boat first season. Small leaks, did my deck hardware as well, small jobs but no leaks afterwards. butal tape works wonders and they haven't leaked since. My only challenge has been my stuffing box and attached stuff. Mine leaks a little more than it should and this winters project is to pull the shaft, replace the hoses and re-stuff the box to make it dryer. Last winter re did the exhaust system, and motor mounts for the yanmar diesel. not hard, just a lot of thinking before you turn a nut.
My biggest issues, not really big, but have been from previous owners who did a "fix" but it was a sham job at best and 30-60 minutes and the right stuff and it is as good as new. some people just don't get it.
Dan Faulkner, lives in North Bay, has sailed Mirages for a long time. Has a 33. He was a great source of expertise to me when i first purchased. [email protected]
I was directed to him by Robert (Bob) Perry, original designer of Mirage 27's. [email protected]
. Bob is still active on Sail Anarchy website and seems to answer lots of questions I did a lot of research on my Mirage before i purchased. I sent him a copy of my survey and asked him about it. Both he and Dan said "...sight unseen, looks like a good boat...:.
I also tracked down Dick Steffen, who started and owned Mirage Boats. He directed me to a guy living in Halifax who worked the production line at Mirage. Wolfgang has a lot of knowledge.