It has been a year and a half since I posted about the Ocean Yachts 46 Sunliner. I did get the price way down and bought her. I have been working on her, along with hiring pro's to do some of the work I could not.
You can see the boat on my YouTube channel Buena Ventura Life
. I have been doing videos of her and the progress. Funny about progress, there is so much to do very little shows.
I hired Scott Crosby, YouTube channel Bus Grease Monkey
, to check out the Detroit Diesel 671's. Good thing I did as he found a broken injector on the port engine. It would have been a disaster if I had tried to start it. He has videos up of the work. He said the engines are in very good condition.
The boat had been in a near hit of lightening as there were many melted AC cables and outlets. I hired an electrician to replace the boat side shore power connector and to repair the power control panel.
Slowly she is coming back to life, and I am happy about having her. Yes, it was a gamble to buy something that looked as bad as she did, but with running engines, she was no longer a derelict, but a boat. My boat. Her name is Buena Ventura, named after the ship my great-uncle died on in WWI; sunk by a German submarine and his body was never recovered.