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Sorry, did not see your direct question before.....

The hull might be strong but it will never be as good as the day it came out of the factory the first time. Through-hulls were stressed during the sinking, the core might have been damaged, cracks under the gell, and countless other hidden flaws might appear with no warning. If the hull is your only concern you might end up with a very large bathtub or one massive repair bill trying to fix issues as they come up.

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This is not a direct answer to your question, and I am not being critical but need to ask when I see posts such as these, a Catalina 36 is not what I would consider a "special" boat, there must be dozens for sale in the market, why would you just not buy one that had not been previously sunk?
With a 5 foot x 5 foot hole and sinking, I think your best answer came in post #2. A quick search on yachtworld turned up 12 1985 Catalina 36's price 40k - 69k. The one you are looking at would have to be one hell of deal for me to give it a second look.

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Boat's had a hole, it's been underwater...granted the price is right given the upgrades you mentioned, but you too will eventually sell this boat. The next owner may not be willing to consider the damage acceptable.

Granted that's a nice size of boat to get into, but maybe it's got some bad mojo too. That generally isn't disclosed in the listing.

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5 foot by 5 foot???

Where was this boat??? in Iraq hiding AlQaeda insurgents???
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Thank you all for your replys. I think I'll pass.
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The hull is solid glass and if they rebuilt a 5 foot by 5 foot hole it will be tough to avoid "point loading". The areas of concern beyond the hull have been mentioned and the biggest is the deck. The deck is cored with balsa & plywood and there is no possible way, after being submerged, that it did not have some serious moisture penetration.

#1) What is the asking price of this boat?

#2 Do they have pictures of the repair work or the before and after. If this was an insurance job there is an an insurance adjuster out there with photos.

#3 If they are asking any more than 15k walk away...

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I think you followed this conglomeration of advice wisely. There is alot to see and hear in sailnet.

(and the humor is out of this world)


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I have a letter from Frank Butler that the hull was repaired and she is seaworthy. No other details.

But I think the advice is good and there is anothyer Cat 36 out there ready to sail.

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Thank you all for your replys. I think I'll pass.
Thats your best move. Keep looking for a good boat, one will come along. And when it does get a good surveyor to check it out.

Is this going to be your first boat?

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Regarding the humor. Not bad. The hole was actually made when Chaney was visiting and was showing off his new shotgun but that is another story.

Wondering if black hull sailboats are faster than white hulls?
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