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post #5 of Old 09-27-2006
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mvsunstar...I would have a lot more confidence in a 1979 glass boat than a steel or wood boat of the same vintage. The cored hull should be looked at very thoroughly as this was NOT standard construction during that era and voids etc. might be present at this point which would argue against purchase. Also you'll want surveyor to look closely at any through the hull fittings as some boats were made without solid layup in these areas and with the core "exposed" to any leaks. Make sure you get a sureyor that understands these issues and is NOT a friend of the broker!
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