Arrived at the yard on Saturday at 8.45 so I could get a good start in the morning as there was rain forecast for the afternoon.
Ideally I wanted to complete clearing out all of the rubbish and junk inside the forward cabin and also the cockpit lockers.
I managed this by lunch time and manage to fill 12 large rubble sacks, 2 dustbins and still had a pile of old rope and other items that were fit for the tip.
After filling the car with as much as possible I decided to have a good look at the boat inside seeing as though it was now raining.
One of my concerns was that there might be a large amount of water in the bilges as the boat had been sat for so long, luckily it all seems to be contained to the main bilge.
As I continued looking under all the access panels I was glad to find that all the floor boards are in very good condition and made of substantial hard wood.
Since buying the boat I hadn't really inspected the engine area at all, which would not normally be a good a idea but seeing as though the boat was sold for a very good price and I was told the engine may need replacing I was willing to purchase the boat as it stood with all faults.
As it happens I wasn't too disappointed with what I found.
Both oil and fuel filters look as they were changed not a million years ago which was a good start, what I am pleased with is the fact there is good access to the engine as well as underneath once the floor board is removed.
The condition of the oil was not disaterous to say the least although I am still not too optimistic.