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Post Survey Cost Estimates

Hi Everyone -

We are in the process of purchasing a 1982 Endeavour 32. We've received the survey which notes a few things we need to address from a safety perspective, and some other findings that I'd want to address before we put her in the water in the spring. I am also debating on what this may mean to our purchase price. The surveyor has noted the boat in "Average" condition- and we're currently about $1500 higher than his suggested purchase price.

I must mention we are new boaters, and this is our first boat.

I know it's not always easy to predict based on a variety of factors, but I'm hoping to get some ballpark estimates on what we can expect to pay for some of the fixes mentioned- If anyone cares to add their two cents here is greatly appreciated.

Here are some of the things we'd be looking at:

Fix Mast Step Compression - Compression is not that bad, less than an inch, and not noted as a safety or major defect- just an observation. I have seen others use a fabricated metal plate, fit and glassed in, etc. I actually spoke to the marina and they can do this but I have not received a quote yet. This is the method we would expect to employ. I am not concerned with removal of the mast and re-rigging- more about the fix of the compression itself.

Various wiring fixes - There are some issues below the cockpit that need to be addressed. Wiring in the bilge needs to be checked. New battery switch. I'd like to have the mast re-wired (wind instrument is not working), and new spreader lights...etc.

Mast Gooseneck - The surveyor is noting that the boom to mast mounting plate looks "rocker-skewed", with loosening screws. Is this something that a rigger would repair? Is this something that is fairly typical- with a fairly stable cost range?

Fix Side Deck Delamination - One or two small spots on the deck that were noted as possibly requiring repair. This section of the deck is running along the toe rail about 30" forward and towards the centerline (10") The soft spots noted are directly above the quarter berth- which was noted as being "wet". Between this and the next item noted- wonder if they are related.

Other repairs to fiberglass - Under the notes & observations section is referenced an area on the upper hull at the shear- with some spider cracks and other "defects". Is this standard fiberglass repair type work, or does it require special materials, etc due to the location on the boat, proximity to where the cabin top joins the hull?

That's it for the major things I was wondering about...

One of the other things mentioned in the survey- and I'm not sure if this is standard survey etiquette, or because of the age/condition of the boat... to the effect of: "If cruising more than 25 nm offshore it is recommended that a USCG approved self inflating life raft be fitted to the vessel..." along with epirb...etc. - Now that sounds like common sense to me, but it makes me wonder if it's also being added because of the age/condition of the boat? Do older boats automatically get this kind of statement...or all boats...or is it dependent on the surveyor...?

I understand that cost will be dependent on time, hourly rate, etc- but hoping that those with experience with this kind of thing may be able to share some insight...

Any comments are appreciated...

Thanks again-

Last edited by awahl; 10-25-2012 at 10:29 PM. Reason: posted before finishing...
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