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huntermj 03-18-2013 03:01 PM

Need opinions on hull
I am looking at buying this boat it is a 31' Eventide, with plywood on frame construction covered with Kevlar. I dont know what these plugs are but they are very rusted. any thoughts will be appricated before i pay for a survay, Thanks, Jim

CarbonSink62 03-18-2013 04:05 PM

Re: Need opinions on hull
My guess would be that it is a garboard drain plug. If I'm correct, it should have been removed before storage to ensure a water free bilge all winter.

I've only seen them with the access from the outside; but this would work, too.

Very important to replace it before launching; I'll bet very few people make that mistake twice.


huntermj 03-18-2013 04:27 PM

Re: Need opinions on hull
You sir, just made my day. Thank You. I didnt know what i was looking at there but it looks like a replacement and it will good to go. I was worried it could be something more. I went though this boat pretty good and that was the only thing that had me nervous. Well that and the way the current owner wired in the bilge pump. Time for a proper survey.

huntermj 03-18-2013 04:31 PM

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A few more pics from the craigslist posting

barefootnavigator 03-18-2013 04:56 PM

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What a Kewl little boat :)

Sea Dawg 03-18-2013 07:41 PM

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Looks like a proper yacht from what I see. Nice eye catcher and appears well appointed.

huntermj 03-18-2013 07:54 PM

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i like the old school looks and all systems have a back up.

TQA 03-18-2013 08:32 PM

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If I were buying that I would make sure to have at least a hull survey done by some who was familiar with sheathed ply construction.

If the ply gets wet all sorts of bad stuff happens under the sheathing.

Bit of a cult boat in the UK with an active owners association see CLICKY

huntermj 03-18-2013 08:44 PM

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Thanks for the reply. And the advise, when i call the surveyor i will be sure to ask if he is familiar with ply construction.

jimgo 03-19-2013 11:47 AM

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I can see why you like her. Good luck with the survey!

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