YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THESE DETAILS (Sea Trial of a Sailboat)
After a successful pre-purchase marine survey, it is typical to have a sea trial or test sail. This gives you an opportunity to test out all the systems, get a hang for how the boat sails and maneuvers, and see what does (or doesn't) work while under sail. In this video, we go over what to expect while conducting a test sail on a 1990 Whiting 40 designed and built in New Zealand.
For us, it was really important to try out everything ourselves - putting up and down the sails, turning on the outboard and inboard marine engines, making sure the wind generator and solar panels work, as well as testing all the little systems throughout the boat.
When you're out sailing, make sure you have a look at how the deck is laid out. Is the layout and placing of equipment suitable offshore sailing, coastal cruising, or being a full time cruiser / liveaboard?
When you're out sailing, how does she feel when heeled over? Does she turn quickly when need be? How close to the wind does she point? How does the speed over ground compare the the wind speed?
This is so exciting that you have gotten to this point. You are either an experienced member of the sailing community, or you are about to have an epic entry into boat and sailing life. It's a hell of a nomad lifestyle, and one filled with adventures, peaceful moments, and lots of great memories!
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0:24 Step 1: Try out everything yourself
0:45 Step 2: How is the deck laid out?
1:39 Step 3: How does she sail?
2:24 Step 4: How does she maneuver?
3:02 Step 5: How to the below-deck systems operate?
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Fair winds & calm seas,
Danielle, Conor, & Pivo