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Re: Seafarer 34 Purchase - Trampoline Deck Problem

Here is a final on the subject Seafarer. I went to view her and it was not a good time. Every deck fitting on the boat was surrounded by stress cracks in the fiberglass and there were cracks in areas of the deck that had no fittings anywhere near the cracks. The damaged core was forward in just one spot and in the cockpit. Nevertheless, I looked at that deck and knew there had to be other festering problems. Down below, the cabin sole had buckled running down the center of the cabin.

The broker fired up the relatively new Yanmar and it really purred. Unfortunately, there was black water in the bilge under the motor, so I'm not sure what that was all about.

So, that is the end of that. Sailingfool hit it on the nailhead. The value in the boat is strictly salvage.
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