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Transom Issue - Is it serious? Help!!
Please help before I make a big mistake, or pass on something good..
I am considering buying my first boat.. a Victoria or a Compac 16, and really liked the Victoria. Both are keeled daysailors with little cuddies that people can theoretically sleep in..
I looked at the Victoria, and it seemed in good shape, EXCEPT it had a slight bulge down the center of the transom (running vertically). You wouldn't notice unless you looked closely, but it was definitely there. This boat has a heavy Spartan motor mount in the center, so I was wondering if the vibrations from the outboard could have cracked something underneath. The current owner/seller said he never noticed this, and didn't use a motor (he's owned it 3 years and the boat is a 1983). I just want to make sure this thing won't crack up on my the first time I take it out..
Thanks for any advice you can provide..