Introduction to the Hallberg Rassy 49, designed by Enderlein & Rassy
The pre-purchase survey of this boat took place over a period of two and a half days. The sea trial allowed a more thorough check of the engine & drivetrain than if the engine was simply run whilst ashore. Following the sea trial, a sample of engine oil was taken and sent away for chemical analysis.
A vessel of this size and complexity often has quite a number of skin fittings (through-hull fittings). This particular boat had over 30, many of which were located below the waterline. Some of these were fitted with old, unreinforced hoses and many valves were corroded or very stiff. Recommendations for the replacement of these were made in the report.
Climbing the mast of a Hallberg Rassy
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