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Going to see a CS36T

We'll the proverbial "hen's tooth" has turned up (as in "rare as hen's teeth") and I'm going to look at a 1979 Shoal Draft CS36 that just listed almost in my back yard.

It is the first and only CS36T I've ever seen listed in my area, and other than a really sad example of a CS36M, will be my first look at a CS boat. The boat looks to be in pretty good condition and was supposedly owned by a writer for one of the sailing mags. It would be easier to get the wife excited if it were a later model, but after reading the reviews online she agrees we should go look at it. I hope to go see it this weekend but the owner may be working on it and then I'd have to wait till next week.

Anything in particular I should look out for with this model/year? I understand they were prone to blistering and rudder delamination and the wiring may not be up to snuff, though the broker mentioned it had been "upgraded". Don't know if that means a full rewiring or what, we'll see.

I think my wife pretty much has her mind made up on what boat she wants, so this has become something of a long shot, but at least I'll get to see one and know what I passed on, if it turns out not to be as nice as we hope.

s/v Palmetto Moon
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