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Firstly thank you for taking the time and effort to assist/explain to me about beneteau.
The boat sail inventory is as follows (info just supplied by owner):
Mainsail: Rolly Tasker - Slab - 2005
Headsail: Furling - 2009
Others: Assymetric Spinnaker - 2005
I have done some more investigating into the boat and she has quite a past, after speaking in depth with the broker he told me that the boat had been grounded early in her life, and this lead to some damage to "the internal matrix", (gonna come clean here, I have no idea what that is but an educated guess tells me its the main structure), this was repaired, however the repair (which from what i gather was some kind of epoxy patch) is starting to come loose.
Then she was grounded again a few years ago where some cosmetic damage was sustained including a damaged rudder, which was replaced with a non Beneteau rudder, this in turn has lead to a loss in performance.
The long and the short of it is that I think it is a bit more of a project boat than I wanted, especially as the seller is holding his price. And like yourself I was confused as to why their was nearly a 100% price gap, which I am guessing has to be put down to condition and optimism.
I will be taking a pass on this project, thanks in part to your input, thank you.
Last edited by cookie7777; 10-02-2011 at 10:25 AM.