The contract was signed unconditional by the purchasers yesterday. Now I just wait for the money, which should arrive next week.
Monday saw the survey completed...found 3 small pieces of rot where bronze staples had been previously used but not completely removed during the deck refit in 2009, and a stanchion on the stbd side a little loose.
All minor things. "She is in excellent condition for a 40 year old boat", the surveyor said, "Don did a great job when he built this one."
So, now we just wait for the final sign offs on the surveys and inspections...I've already signed my bit for the unconditional clause ....and then we get the money.
So one era ends and another begins.
Mechanical inspection passed this morning, motor to the travel lift for haulout, wash and hull survey.
Hull survey all ok...2 hours of tap tap tap with a little hammer...
Next off for the sea trial...beautiful sunny day in the Bay, 10-15 knots of breeze. Hoisted the mai, unfurled the genoa and Diva took off like the proverbial robbers dog, 30 degrees to the apparent wind and she was flying...I had forgotten really, how nicely and how well she sails...every slight puff gave us a lift and she accelerated with it...just lovely.
So, the survey continues on Monday, no doubt with more tap tap tap on the deck and inside.
And then it will be done...if nothing serious is found, she's sold.
A signed offer presented yesterday...counter offer was accepted and we go to sea trial on Saturday.
So, maybe DIVA is sold !!
Will post the result as and when it happens......
Meanwhile life on ELYSE is good, 6 day passage from Noumea to Opua ..see the blogs on