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My question posed to the collective wisdom of the site is, would option 3 be too risky to consider? Thanks, Michael
Probably not seeing as a HUGE number of sailboats out there are sailing with soggy decks. Just be mindful of where your moisture is. At chain plates or mast steps it's not so good but in random spots I have yet to see a deck or boat catastrophically self destruct.
I have had buddies ask me to bring my moisture meter along when I arrive for a sail. They are always amazed at how much moisture we find..
Personally, based on your future plans, I would say to sail it now then sell it as is. You may actually further reduce the value by cutting up the decks if you are not proficient at fiberglass repairs. I would be very wary of buying any boat with DIY deck repair unless I had a full stack of photos to asses the techniques used.
I vote for sail it and then sell it..
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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