Re: survey tips wanted for ontario 32
What year? These are good cruising boats for our area but as ever, all the typical issues need a careful eye.
Loose stanchions often mean water intrusion below and the resultant damage.. is it a stanchion over a living space/locker or in the cockpit region.. often the ones near the cockpit get a harder workover esp if they are on un-reinforced gates.
The anchor locker lid underside is likely an easy fix, but try to figure out how that happened..
A running engine is a good thing, an overheating history not so much, if the engine has no aluminum parts it's less of a concern... however an extra close check/mechanical survey might be in order for peace of mind.
Wet decks are always a concern on cored deck boats, this one's no exception.
Best of luck... nice cruiser if everything pans out.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)