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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.

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