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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






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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.

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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.
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Re: Need opinions on hull

http://burlington.craigslist.org/boa/3684062909.html

A few more pics from the craigslist posting
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What a Kewl little boat
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Looks like a proper yacht from what I see. Nice eye catcher and appears well appointed.
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i like the old school looks and all systems have a back up.
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Re: Need opinions on hull

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
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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.
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Re: Need opinions on hull

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