SailNet Community - View Single Post - Moisture in decks
View Single Post
post #4 of Old 08-31-2013
eherlihy
Learning the HARD way...
 
eherlihy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
Posts: 3,996
Thanks: 157
Thanked 100 Times in 97 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Moisture in decks

The areas that sound bad, are due to delamination. Delamination is probably due to the core rotting. In my experience, this is common with '80s vintage Pearsons. I believe that it is, at least partially, due to the way that Pearson Yachts sealed the stanchion bases to the deck; rubber gaskets.

If you love this particular Pearson 31, then make an offer figuring that it will need a core repair in the next 5-10 years. A professionally done core repair on the P-31 may cost in the neighborhood of $10K (YMMV).

If not this boat, look at other Pearson 31s. I believe that you will find that this is a common issue with mid to late '80s Pearson yachts - particularly on the port side.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105/106/118 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems
eherlihy is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome