SailNet Community - View Single Post - Rdy to buy HOW to Inspect?
View Single Post
Old 05-11-2012
dabnis dabnis is offline
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Truckee, CA
Posts: 8,591
Thanks: 2
Thanked 115 Times in 113 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dabnis is on a distinguished road
Re: Rdy to buy HOW to Inspect?

Originally Posted by MobiusALilBitTwisted View Post
A very good, detailed link. On a smaller boat that you are interested in a lot of that info may not apply. Suggest you be wary of cored hull and decks. Check inside bulkhead tabbing to the hull very carefully as it carries a lot of stress. Look for stress cracks or de-lamination. Same for outboard well area or transom mounted outboard brackets. Wiring should probably be simple on boats that size. I have no experience with swing keels or centerboards but, as on the inside and outside inspections, look for anything that looks like it has been patched or repaired, is frayed, or corroded. Spider like surface cracks in the gelcoat may not be critical but look on the inside of the area. If there are cracks inside , they may be stress cracks indicating excessive movement of joint areas. Don't be in a hurry.

Paul T
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook