I didnt intend to buy the boat, it was a fluke. I buy and sale farm/industrial equipment from insurance companies. One day I went to the insurance yard to look a John Deere hay cutter that was in a accident and had a bent hitch. This boat was sitting next to the cutter. It was lock up but appeared as if everything was there.
Both items were going through the auction sale the next day so I made a 500.00 bid on my phone for the boat and really forgot about it.
Next day received a email that I lost the cutter but bought the boat.
Being pretty resourceful I tracked down the guy that trucked the boat in.
He said the only thing he knew about it was a flood claim and he hooked the trailer up and brought it to the yard. The inside had about 2" of water in but wasnt leaking out of hull. I figured that was a good sign.
The boat is all there, 4 different sails in good shape, life jackets good, two dingies, 2012 Suzuki 9.9hp motor, a but load of stainless steel fixtures. It appears that if something broke the old owner had a least or two backups in the cabin closet. Plus it came with a dual axle trailer.
I think the boat at some time was laid over on its side during a flood and thats what broke the mast step.
I saw some guys going with a hinged mast step as a replacement??
Kinda standing between the fence post so to speak.
If you can send me a email Ill reply with a picture of mast step.