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Looked at a boat impressions of a Spirit 28
I went to see a Spirit 28 today and wanted to discuss what I saw. The boat seemed quite good overall however there was a nasty looking crack in the bulb keel with rust leeking out. It appeared to be an encapsulated bulb and there were places where the gel coat was falling off. I have a feeling rust pouring out of a crack of an encapsulated keel is a bad sign.
The other thing is theres no way it has the claimed standing headroom was banging my head in the cabin and felt scrunched up.
The two of these make me inclined to look for a bigger, roomier boat.
This one is priced quite cheaply and the hull, decks and rigging look great and most of the hardware looks good too. I bet she would be easy to get ready but the headroom and keel issues I dont think can be remedied.