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Old 09-17-2009
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Help with inspecting a Cal 28-2

Figured I'd open this to the Cal group first.

I looked at a mid '80s Cal 28 and found a few areas of concern that I'm looking for opinions/comments on. Can you help identify how serious these are or more details about possible causes?

The first is what appears to be water damage on the toe rail, sb aft. (1st and 2nd picture)

The second is the area below the cockpit (picture 3). It is accessible from the ps quarterberth, and in the picture, the right hand vertical 'wall' is the transom. While the rest of the boat was dry, this area was damp around the through hull which goes vertically down. I'm wondering if it's a leaking through hull or something else. I don't know what that hose is (engine water intake?). I believe the two white hoses are cockpit drains, and I don't know about the remaining two.

The third concern is what appears to be a result of a flex or impact on the deck. Picture 4 is taken from the ps quarterbirth, lying on my back, looking up at where the cockpit floor meets the hull. Left is Aft in the picture. This piece of wood is flexed down between bolts 1-2 (Left to Right) and there is a crack leading aft from bolt 1. I'm not sure what this piece is for as it seems too far away from the hull to be used for stanchions/winches/toerail.

Here's the link to the pictures

Pictures by tanley73 - Photobucket

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