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post #11 of 14 Old 09-22-2009
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If I'm seeing the pictures of the inside of the boat correctly, the repair was made just below the gunwhale. You'd be surprised how many times racing boats get into collisions with other boats going around the course; just ask the insurance company. I would think that there is no structural integrity with the's above the waterline anyway and not near the chainplates. I would have no problem buying the boat pending the surveying confirming what I think and getting an honest reply from the owner. A good surveyor will also have a good feel for the present market and what you should pay.
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You could always ask the owner, if the repair was done properly he/she has nothing to hide and may have before pictures and maybe ones taken while the work was going on.

How does the reat of the boat look? A well cared for boat is likely to have been repaired properly.

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If its just a superficial wound to the gel coat, the current appearance is not suprising. No matter how good the gel coat match, when it oxidizes it will not match the surrounding hull perfectly. Our boat has a repair. Looks great for about 4 months then the gel coat oxidizes a bit and its obvious there is a repair. Rub it out with light compound and wax and it is undectable until it oxidizes again. If it were below the water line, or where a bulkhead attaches I would be very concerned, if not, just have the surveyor check it over well and get a satisfactory explanation from seller.

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Turns out the current owner didn't have the boat surveyed when he bought in '05. I was provided a copy of an '04 insurance survey from the previous owner. That survey was done with a winter cover on the boat and only says "Structural Strength of Hull: Appears original; acceptable." If it was there, and visible, at the time, the gelcoat mismatch could easily have been missed because there was a winter cover in place when that survey was done. Without any reason to go looking, the surveyor wouldn't necessarily have removed several screws to look at the hull behind that particular settee.

There is another fiberglass repair to fix a leak from the cockpit into the galley which appears completely unrelated to the hull photos I posted. Nearby wood indicates this 2nd area had been leaking for quite a while. I was told, the owner "doesn't have any more information about either area." The diesel is original, 32 years old, and showing its age, so... although she's a very nice boat, there are enough issues that I'm continuing my hunt. I'm a bit disappointed because I thought this would be the one.

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