Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wayne, PA
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I found a 1991 Catalina 28 for sale at a good price and like the boat quite a lot. It is a fat little thing, but I'm more interested in a sailing the Chesapeake in comfort than I am in racing.
The boat is clean and in good shape, but just a little worn - the surveyor reports the sails may need some restitching but I ought to get a couple seasons out of them. The bimini needs some stitching and replacement zippers.
There were two surface cracks in the port side bulkhead visible at the top of the bilge, but no moisture or indication of spreading; a minor fiberglass repair above the starboard rubrail, again not deep and no moisture on the meter there, and a 3 inch area of gel coat cracking deck, where the deck is embossed. No soft spot, no moisture there either.
The diesel is very clean, 300 hours on the meter and seems to run fine. Needs an oil change.
At the foot of the mast there is a bit of corrosion pitting that will need some attention but the surveyor said it did not look structural but should be looked at by a pro.
It was surveyed in the water, needs to be hauled for cleaning and paint, but still won't bust my budget.
I can do the fiberglass myself - should I be concerned about the corrosion on the mast?
Last edited by Dfok; 04-14-2010 at 03:30 PM.