Anybody into sailing?
Right now I have a 21ft venture, 1985 I believe but I'm not too sure. Great boat, I'm looking for something more ocean capable though.
Found a Cherubini 33, trying to buy it now.
Sorry for the pic. Stupid phone.
I want to be comfortable and do a reasonable speed. My venture gets thrown around in 2ft chop. Having something bigger makes it more stable, safer, and allows me to have more passengers.
What's your problem.
#1 question is if it has a working engine. for that size it would be inboard. if there is no engine or it needs an overhaul then you're in trouble. I bought an ancient 22' with an outboard. engine died, no wind, waves put me on the rocks. bad day :( boat was scrapped
>Check Sails for holes and other damage
>Check all the rope feeders and winches
>Check Cabin for moisture damage and any corrosion on stove and other kitchen items.
>Make sure engine is running with service history from owner
>Double check comms and navigation systems if any installed on boat.
>Get some snorkeling gear and a wet suite and double check the keel mounting and also the hull integrity for weird dents and other dogy patch work they might have had done. It's all about the drag when sailing so you want to clear those shitty barnicals and seaweed off before you start sailing with it. A new coat of boat led paint for the hull would help a fuckload to make it faster and also to protect keel and hull.
This is coming from a guy who broke a mast doing 11 knots on a 30 footer....
Luckily nobody died and we had beers afterwards!
Ehh, ad is down anyway. If all the rigging was good and the hull sound I would've bought it regardless of the interior or any electronics.
I'm not planning on going around the world, yet.
Apparently the engine runs, any other work I can do myself. I can live without a lot of the amenities.
At least where I live there aren't any rocks, just mud. Why didn't you anchor?
From the pictures it looks like the guy was living in it. Interior looked pretty wrecked and full of trash. But like I said earlier as long as it sails it would be worth it.