I recently had a pre-purchase survey performed where the surveyor writes:
"There was a slight gap between the hull and keel, some rust stains were visable. Pull the keel bolts and check for wasting. Reinstall and tighten to manufactures specification, re-seal seams as needed."
What does wasting look like and to what part does the wasting pertain too?
Is there a product that I can apply to prevent or slow down the wasting process.
Do you take one bolt off at a time, check and retighted to maintain alignment.
What product and process is suggested to reseal seam. I am assuming this pertains to the exterior.
The boat is a 1987 Beneteau First 305. Fresh water boat, iron keel.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions you may provide.