Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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How did the bronze through-hulls appear to the surveyor, since one seacock had a leak? I would suspect if electrolysis (or galvanic corrosion) was serious enough to "destroy" the bronze prop, strut and cutlass bearing, all underwater metals (noble or otherwise) are also cooked.
If gelcoat blisters are up to 2-1/2" in size - that sure signals potential damage to the underlying fiberglass and can only worsen in time. Hull needs to be ground or peeled with a proper drying out, followed by fairing, and a barrier coat. For a 39 ft boat professionally done, expect at least 8-10k to repair - more than likely higher.
Repacking the stuffing box is no big deal, but a corroded mast step (assuming keel-stepped) could be laborous and expensive if the alum. mastbase is also corroded.
If you really like the boat, prepare a reasonable figure to rectify the surveyor's deficient items and deduct this amount from what you would normally offer for this boat - in otherwise good condition.
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