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If you haven't bought the boat, I'd have to agree with Cam... walk away. After reading cam's post, I went and looked at all the photos as well.

For instance, on photo eight, the bilge pump has wiring in the bilge with a connection/splice right in the bilge.

In image 12, the stitching on the tack of the headsail is in really poor shape, with a lot of it missing altogether.

In page 13, there are clearly some serious stress cracks around the bases of both bow pulpit stanchions. Which probably also means there's some deck/core issues there too.

Page 19 has definite impact type cracks in the gelcoat, as well as stress cracks in the corners.

Page 21-23 has obvious damage to the side of the boat, that was badly repaired IMHO.

There is probably a lot more in the way of problems that isn't shown in these photos.

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