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bavaria vs ?
sorry for repeat post (placed in bavaria section but doesn't look like that's much frequented..).
question-- I looked at a 1999 '38 bavaria CC the other day. Really nice boat/ well maintained, has all the extras I'm looking for.. only problem is really wobbly stanchions. I've read that this is an issue w/ bavarias and there are some articles on (fairly involved) ways to remedy this.
here's my questions: Is this a deal breaker? are wobbly stanchions indicative of larger crappy structural issues? Is this going to lead to leakage issues? regarding structural- based on my research it looks like no- it's just a poor design localized to the stanchion bases. The bases aren't wobbly- it's the stanchion within the base that has the play. Does this get to the point of being unsafe? Or is it more of an annoying wobble that doesn't have much real significance? Our goal with the boat is to cruise with 3 kids/ mostly chest bay local stuff but in 5 years a year of island hopping, maybe one or 2 annap-bermuda for blue water stuff. I guess I'm asking a difficult question-- whether or not this 1) needs to be fixed for safety and 2) if this is enough of major job to dissuade me from an otherwise great boat?
thanks for any input.
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