So, I just drove over 500+ miles to examine a boat that was described by the broker as "the finest example of the model" he has seen in "many many years"
Either he has never seen a nice boat, or he has a serious lack of grasp on reality. Maybe it is "the finest example of the model" when viewed out of his office window.
The boat was a disaster to be blunt. Sure, it had a nice coat of paint...too bad that was what was probably holding it together. I almost paid to have it checked out by a surveyor at $650. Wow, that would have been a waste.
My favorite part. How about the hound for the forestay being fractured and then welded by an apparent shop class reject (clumpy, pieces of the welding rod, failed penetration, obvious heat deformation) I mean, come on, who welds a hound...They cost maybe 30 bucks??? Hmmmm, This piece of metal costs only 30 dollars and keeps the entire mast from collapsing on my skull...Who needs to replace that....I'll just fire up my sears arc welder and give it a few tack welds... that'll be fine...No safety risk there. Makes you wonder what other quality maintenance was performed that I didn't find.