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Re: Peterson 46
Have to admit that the teak decks worry me on a boat that old. Thickness is probably the best check and whether or not there is any sign of leaks below deck. While our girl does have teak decks I'd not specifically choose them. Look good when in good condition, look horrid when in bad. To be honest they are hot under foot though they do seem to help with insulation. Some years back we considered buying an older boat with teak decks but the cost and/or time and hard work involved in removing the old teak was outrageous. I must admit that I'm also no great fan of teak down below. That said the KP44/46 has a great reputation. Jeff_H is a great fan of them, I remember him once saying that for a world cruiser they would be right up the top of his list. Fabulous looking boats and apparently pretty rapid given their age and type.
Price certainly looks good. Engine parts I cannot comment on other than that there are a lot of oldish Grand Banks cruisers in Oz and from memory they have Lehmans ... or did have when new .... so maybe parts not so much of a problem.
One other thought, that is a big boat. Yes, I know there are now four of you but even so keep in mind the upkeep. Since moving from 34 to 42' I am gobsmacked by the extra dollars we now spend on run of the mill maintenance and the costs of upgrading hardware. I'd like to increase e.g. the size of our primary sheet winches but the cost gives me the heeby jeebies. Not to mention what new standing rigging is going to cost when that becomes necessary.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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