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I went down to peek at it today, and it is indeed in very good shape, but not great shape. The deck has a lot of cracks in it, not alligatoring cracks, and not stress cracks. Not sure how to describe them, I guess a survey would tell me. In any event the deck needs to be sanded, repainted, and new antiskid layed down at the very least. I can get better pictures of the deck tomorrow, it was very hard to stand up there, and take pictures. Gelcoat+ice=very slippery. I'm going back there with the broker and my wife tomorrow. Today a very friendly service guy let me up to see it (He has a 2005 Hunter 33, and had a Pearson 323 before that). What I got from being inside the boat is, very large and roomy salon, very very cramped head and v-berth. I'm not sure this is the boat for me. Other boats this size I have been in are the Hunter 27 which has the perfect interior, exactly what I want, and an Ericson 27, which was similar to the Catalina, but the head didn't seem so cramped. Or maybe it's just what I was wearing today, snow boots that make me 6'1" tall, and winter jacket. Tomorrow it will be warmer, I'll spend more time inside.

Hull in nice shape, no signs of impacts, original gelcoat still shines

Bottom in great shape except for a spot on the keel that has been repaired...

Geared folding prop, very nice...

Boom looks newer, some hardware upgrades needed here like adding a genny furler, getting rid of that halyard winch on the mast, new lifelines...

This space would be fine for kids, not for adults...

And I need to add these pics to the "see-thru hull" thread, it's a very bright day with 2 feet of snow on the ground, loo what you can see, you can even see through the bottom paint and epoxy barrier coat. It's actually very cool lighting up there with the light blocked from the salon. Look at the previous pic with the flash carefully, even then you can still see light coming through, completely normal...

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