I do believe the prop-shaft was aligned properly, don't hold me to that but I tried to the best of my ability to shim the engine mount so that the engine lined up with the prop-shaft. Perhaps I misspoke, the engine gauge cluster works I installed a new temperature sensor and had the temp, oil and the amp gauge running. The speed sensor may work, I honestly never put it in to test it, it just has the plug in it. I thought the depth gauge worked as well.
Regarding the sails, when I bought L.T. from a guy that lived right there in Beufort he told me a crock of you know what. I had found out the main sail was from a S2 I think it was. I had purchased the used sail from Minnies I think, I had included everything needed with the exception of the sail slides I had purchased I believe were either too small or too large. The sails were a 100% jib, and a 130 genoa.
Here is my original description from when I sold it with a little information on L.T.
"1973 Pearson 30 for sale $3500 OBO or willing to trade for jet skis. All engine gauges work correctly. Atomic 4 inboard engine is in excellent condition, just installed a fresh water cooling kit a $775 value from Moyer Marine https://moyermarine.com/product/mmi-...t-cfwk_01_264/
Also has a Indigo Electronic ignition $250 value Electronic Ignition--Now available in a Complete Do-It-Yourself Retrofit Kit
and has Moyer Marine's Service and Overhaul manual $47 value https://moyermarine.com/product/serv...erhaul-manual/
. Just had the boat pulled out of the water as it does need some fiberglass work. The cockpit area, stanchions, bow and port side needs some fiberglass work done. I honestly purchased this boat with the intentions of fixing it up but the boat is almost 4 hours away from me one way so I don't have the time to drive down each weekend to fix it with my family. I've replaced almost all of the hoses and hose clamps with 100% stainless steel ABA hose clamps. Has a new main sail cover, 100% jib, 130 genoa and a main sail that comes with the sail slides. Exhaust motor on boat works but also comes with a brand new exhaust motor. Boat comes with a 5K window A/C should you want to stay cool while docked. Registration is good until 2020."
I never did sail her, I spent my time working on getting the engine going for my wife and two girls. The plan was to fix the fiberglass on the weekends while they went to the beach but I never made it that far. Driving down each weekend soon got old.
I'm not sure what the 2nd owner before me put on the deck, I would probably just prime over it. From the story I got a guy in Chapel Hill owned the boat, a hurricane damaged the boat and he gave it to Boat Angel, they supposedly put it up on eBay and misrepresented the boat and the guy I bought L.T. from got her free. When I tried to sell L.T. about a year later he emailed me telling me this and that I should put it on eBay and "not mention" the fiberglass work which would be misrepresenting again. I made mention about how that was how he got the boat in the first place for free and I never heard from him again.
I ended up taking a huge loss selling her for $1500 to a guy that was moving down from Canada I think his name was Daryl. This boat was a huge learning experience for me considering I motored it across the Neuse to Oriental on a cold windy night and had no clue about the water markers. All of which I look back on and should of learned. I am interested in learning how you came to purchase LT.
Also I'm not sure if the P.O. also told you that the shift linkage block on the back side of the engine needed to be resecured, it had come loose and caused me to think I had lost my prop.