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Looking at buying a 1971 Tanzer 22. It's selling cheap. The cabin, cockpit, rigging, sails, etc are all in great shape. You can tell this is a boat that was well looked after. However there's a little paint chipping on the hull above the water line and boat is in salt water. The owner has already said it will probably need new paint in a year or so. Is it worth paying a diver $150 to check out the hull and keel and take a video?

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What's cheap? You can probably do a one way haul out at a local yard for 150 bucks. Make an offer contingent on your inspection/survey... buy it and go sailing!


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If it's ready to sail and cheap enough to consider it disposable at the end of your season when you haul, (if it's toast), why not? If you plan to get all emotional and dump time and money into it, haul it and see if it's worth starting with that one.
Is it bottom paint chipping or a painted hull starting to chip ?
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Is it this one?

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If so offer a grand and take your chances, if the sails and rigging are good.
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hire the diver to clean the bottom and look it over at that time. should not cost more then $60 for a 22' boat

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The bottom is the part that holds the rest of it up.
kind of important to take a look.
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hire the diver to clean the bottom and look it over at that time. should not cost more then $60 for a 22' boat
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A diver will be able to tell you little of value without first cleaning the hull. Hull cleaning rates vary widely region to region, but unless the bottom is extremely foul, $150 sounds a little steep, even including the video service.
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Re: Hull Inspection

miatapaul - that's the one I was looking at.

Thanks for all the advice. I called a # of different diving services and the cheapest I could find was $150. I don't know if this is just Pudget Sound pricing or if I'm calling the wrong people.

Thanks for the advice folks. I guess I'll keep trying to find someone cheaper to clean the hull.
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miatapaul - that's the one I was looking at.

Thanks for all the advice. I called a # of different diving services and the cheapest I could find was $150. I don't know if this is just Pudget Sound pricing or if I'm calling the wrong people.

Thanks for the advice folks. I guess I'll keep trying to find someone cheaper to clean the hull.
I'm in a low rent district, but for $150, I could get a short haul for my 34 footer, and the yard owner would probably let me use his power washer to clean it. Then it's out of the water for a good inspection.

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Give Seaview boat yard a call and see what they charge for a one way haul and pressure wash.


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