Last Friday we had the 1985 Pearson 422 that we're looking at purchasing hauled and surveyed. What a fantastic experience! We hired Larry Goodson to perform a pre-purchase survey and I highly recommend him. Larry spent over 5 hours with us at Schooner Creek going over every inch of the boat inspecting each system closely while Tara and I shadowed. He took zillions of notes with his audio recorder and educated us on everything he found. At the end of the day my brain was overwhelmingly crammed with new information, so awesome!
The boat turned out to be in great shape, by the end of Monday he emailed us a thorough report listing all the details including recommendations for resolving the issues he found. The hull has zero blisters and both it and the decks are rock solid with no evidence of leaks anywhere. There are a number of issues with the systems but nothing I won't be able to take care of myself. So, we're now in the process of clearing the current owner's liens and getting the title transferred. Hopefully we'll take possession this week or early next as we're flying to Costa Rica for a week on the 24th and it would be good to have her in our home slip for a bit before we leave.
Needless to say we are beyond excited. Another major milestone in our plan to cruise the world will soon be behind us.