Sailindog - I agree with you 100% that if a cored hull has been maintained properly it is stronger and warmer and less noisy and in some cases lighter than a solid hull. The problem I have with them is that when they sold them initially, the dealers/manufacturers didn't spend a lot of time explaining to their customers that they needed to be extremely careful when adding through-hulls, rebedding toerails or rebedding keels. The boats that he is looking at are older, and not priced to suggest that they have had extensive repair or refit. Don't know what it's like in your region, but up here the way a lot of boats get treated is just criminal, and unless a surveyor is using some pretty sophisticated tools - he's not going to pick up the serious problems in their early stages. Hence my caveat...
Last edited by Sailormann; 03-03-2007 at 11:38 AM.