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Re: Schoechl Sunbeam 34

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Certainly plenty of pictures on the YW listing!... Interesting boat. Two things came to notice right off... the upholstery looks like it's seen better days, and I'd get the galley chef to check the footing in the galley area.. the sole there ramps up quickly and there may be some uncomfortable footing there.

The transom extension looks well done, cosmetically at least, but bears a closer look on survey. Plenty of warmth and wood below. Can't tell for sure from the pics but it looks like a mostly bonded teak deck that's been allowed to 'silver' except for the cockpit area, so the maintenance issue will be minimized. If there are not screw/bung holes throughout the teak deck that augers better for that aspect.

Perhaps a somewhat overpriced for a not-so-well known brand in the US, other than the current owner I wonder how many were imported? Perhaps a Euro owner will chime in.

Didn't know about this one..thanks.

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