Ericson 39: rusted steel under floor??
6/23/11 I'm thinking about buying an a 1971 Ericson 39. The boat that I am looking at has some rusted steel cross members under the cabin floor located about 3 feet forward of the mast step. It looks like it is a floor support but no one, no one, would use 3/4" thick steel plate to support a fiberglass floor.
Is the 3/4" steel assenbly a necessary part of the boat's structure???
Please reply if you have information or if you can point me at someone who may know if the boats structure is sound.