Originally Posted by sailingdog
Why you didn't get a survey when you first bought the boat is beyond comprehension...
Being that all my previous boats were small power boats, surveying never came to mind really. But after reading all these post, hind sight is 20/20. I will just hire a survey sometime this winter. The boat seems fine, and the previous owner was know by the marina staff and neighbors to my slip as taking extreme care of the boat. My worrys are the fact that I read the boats should be checked every 5 yrs and replace every 10 acorrding to the sailnet articals, and yet I have a 20+ year old boat with bolts that might be the originals. There are no signs of the keel being loose, just new keel boat owner fears I guess. Like I said I will have it hauled out and surveyed sometime this winter when the lake goes up(very low right now).