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Re: Buying a 30-40 year old boat - your opinions
There's a lot of "ifs" in there but clearly you have your mind made up.
But for the rest, they now know a few things that say "move on" when looking for a boat.
Cored hulls a problem. Guess you should eliminate many of the finer boats made..Cored hulls by themeselves are not the problem. Its when the thru hulls are not bedded properly allow water intrusions and therefore moisture. Proper bedding means no moistyre. Most boats above the waterline are cored in some fashion. To each his own though.
Tartans problem was not a cored hull. It was a quality control issue with a new process in terms of laying up the epoxy. Iron keels,,,hmmm I prefer lead.....If tghey encapsulated though there should be no problem
So Hearts...what boats have you owned already? Which ones meet your criteria that you are looking at to buy?
Catalina 36 MKII