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considering ''''33 pearson w/water damage to t settee bottom. Cause?
We are devoted Pearson sailors. Presently we have a 36-Mark 2, tri cabin which we''ve loved for 15 years. However, after 8 years here in St. Pete Harbor are tired of having so few anchorages that our 6''6" draft can go. So I went to see a Pearson 33, 1985. It has all sort of nice aditions BUT there was water damage at the bottom 3" of the teak panels both in front of the icebox/nav station and on the lower/base part of the setee that backs up to the sink of the galley. A small portion of the sole in front of that below/settee panel was damaged too, about 3"" out from base. And I mean damaged. Like dry rot. The rest of the sole is fine so, clearly, this is not a case of standing water in the cabin
The owner said he did not know how it happened but figured it was condensation on the ice box and the water tank which, he says was in the aft portion of the L shaped settee, backing up to the galley.
We have one friend who has a 33 and says he''s never had this.
What do you think might have caused this? Anyone else had such a problem.
I am leary for I fear that if he ignored this, what else did the owner ignore. But if it is fixable we might be able to offer a very low price and get a boat which is a "baby" version of ours but can go way back into the bayous. No more "bumping!"
I certainly would apprecaite your advice. Thank you in advance. Faith