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IMHO - Get the survey. The paint peeling may or may not mean anything. I purchased a '77 C-27 exactly 1 year ago. Here's my story as posted in another thread:
I purchased a '77 C-27 exactly one year ago - great deal! Guess what, it's still on the hard as once I got all the old (and I mean old slopped on, red turned brown, thick as__ ) bottom paint off, I found a plethora of blisters that were both not visible nor could they be felt. Although I am doing the repair myself, and will run about $1k once complete (I'm just finishing up the blister repair and final fairing). A yard would have cost $10-$15k for that job (including new bottom and topsides paint). I won't go into everything else I've been doing. Bottom line - complete refit.
I should add here that I got lucky in that the blisters were a result of voids and not delamination. Also, that $1k includes a paint job on the topsides (I will be doing that too).
Additionally, I spent $5k for boat, trailer, and lots of extras including a spare Atomic 4 (complete, but frozen - I saw a parts store, just in case). That being said, I am on the west coast (S.F. Bay) where used Catalina's are quite a bit less than on the "right" coast.
Last edited by Parley; 08-23-2006 at 08:06 PM.