Update to all on what happened:
My wife has a highly critical eye and she found numerous areas cracks in the Awlgrip and some soft spots on the boat deck. A whole lot of stress cracks and even rotten wood around a door.
We paid for a mechanical survey and I think it came back as a C+ at best
. I will be glad to share it with you if you really want to see it.
The saloon and stateroom cabin soles are painted plywood with pretty dirty carpet. That really gets my Admiral upset.
No stabilizers, few spares, no thrusters, no AIS, no rudder angle indicators, not even a piece of tape top dead center on the wheels...this made it where the Sea Trial Captain (with 100,000 nautical miles experience) could not bring her in bow first in a 20 foot wide berth with no wind, cross current or traffic. That told me she was NOT really ready.
Maybe I expected her to be like Arctic Traveller another 1986 DeFever RPH that sold last year, that also belonged to a retired cruise ship chief mechanical engineer.
Today I am driving up to fly to Long Beach from Tucson to see my daughter and have an appointment on Sunday to see an even bigger DeFever 60 in Ventura that according to the broker ¨is as clean and organized as he has ever seen¨ and has just gone through a $500k refit from 2016-2019. https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/197...-deck-3657918/
I hope this helps. We really enjoyed La Paz and will definitely go there when we do get our next boat.
PS: Rich (listing agent) says he has two full price offers now after I passed on her. She is a fine boat, and a lot of boat for the money. My admiral may have had her lifetime supply of leaks and may have expected more...I was only about 80% there on this one. Had she loved it, I would have likely went ahead with it. Logistically, it is in a great spot for us right now. Good luck to the eventual buyers. Alon and Rich at La Paz Cruisers Supply, Management & Brokerage are excellent to work with, so is Rich´s better half Lori.