I bought the boat. It seems intact. I am a bit concerned about the decks of the hulls. They are soft on the rear 3rd. The gelcoat shows flex cracks but not broken anywhere. I hope I didn't make a dire mistake. Anyone no if this is easily repairable?
The hulls themselves seem good. No delamination or cracks. I took it out yesterday for about 4 hours and the hulls did not leak. The tramp has one small sit in it. The rest seems solid. The front tramp and hull stiffener is really cool. Also, the long range fuel tank is going to be really nice in the islands. It packs 5 1/2 gallons and should last most of the summer. Good insurance policy with the kids and all.
It has a cheetah bracket and small outboard. I'd like a mast bob or at least a wind vain to assist in my sailing lessons.
I went to the lake and was amazed at the acceleration with such a light wind. You could feel the lift immediatly and off she went. It was really a stable feeling boat. The wing seats make all the difference. I had never had them before on the smaller cats. The kids loved hanging of of them and dragging their feet in the water.
I have a few bug to work out. The diamond wire buckles are seized and a bit loose. Also, the cleat is broken that holds the boom up from the rotation bar. I had to tie it up to sail it. Anyone come up with a clever way of rigging the boom? I'm considering a line from the top of the mast to the end of the boom. Seems easier and more positive.
I also had to rebuild the jib furler but the kit was included in the deal.
So far so good.