Problems noted on inspection - SailNet Community

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 Old 01-08-2011 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Problems noted on inspection

Hi all

I'm a first time buyer, went to look at a boat yesterday and found the following issues which I would appreciate advice on with regards to resolving the issues, whether these issues have been seen before and if anyone has a rough idea to cost that would be really appreciated!

I've attached images for the below

Wet locker has mould with fungus forming - looks like this has been caused by a faulty seal on a hatch located above the wet locker, the water has dripped down and pooled in the corner causing the top of the locker to cave in slightly due to the weight and the water to be soaked into the wood. The locker and wall section will need to be replaced?

Water present at rear right of boat - unknown cause at this time.

I have a few more so I will see how this goes before I pollute the forum

Thanks in advance
Attached Thumbnails
40.5 Sailboat - Jupiter 009.jpg   40.5 Sailboat - Jupiter 011.jpg   40.5 Sailboat - Jupiter 012.jpg   40.5 Sailboat - Jupiter 016.jpg   40.5 Sailboat - Jupiter 017.jpg  

redunculous is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 Old 01-08-2011
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 18,264
Thanks: 126
Thanked 457 Times in 434 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Some obvious signs of neglect and water intrusion; the one in the aft berth looks like a probable deck or stanchion leak.

As to the growth on the bulkhead and the water damage to the veneer, further investigation can determine if it's surface marring or deeper penetrating problem that would require bulkhead repair/replacement. It looks like a heavy-liner-use boat so some of these jobs might be more problematic than otherwise.

Knowing what kind of boat it is might generate some more relevant thoughts from other owners....

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 33 Old 01-08-2011
Senior Member
 
jackdale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 9,175
Thanks: 30
Thanked 72 Times in 67 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Are you having the boat surveyed? A good surveyor can let you know how serious the problems are and give you sense of the cost of repair.

__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
jackdale is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 33 Old 01-08-2011 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Sorry its a Hunter Legend 40.5

I am going to have a survey done - still working out an offer.

Very new to this
redunculous is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 33 Old 01-08-2011 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Faster

It was noticed there was what looked like a rust mark coming from under the stanchion at the rear
redunculous is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 33 Old 01-08-2011
Senior Member
 
SailingWebGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 233
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
From the pics, the wood doesn't look too bad. A good sanding and varnish will probably restore it nicely. It's kinda hard to see from the pics though.. I would disassemble that area. I went through this on my boat and found a lot of surprises after taking things apart...but all fixable.

I agree with Jackdale...get a survey.

My complete refit is taking completely too long!
SailingWebGuy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 33 Old 01-08-2011 Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Where my finger is pointing by the door frame its very soft and I think you can see that its sunken in.
redunculous is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 33 Old 01-08-2011
Senior Member
 
tommays's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,304
Thanks: 1
Thanked 32 Times in 32 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
I would consider what else is out there in this type of boat and price range without such obvious problems before spending money on a survey

It took a really long time to grow that thing and it's going to be more than cosmetic

1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
tommays is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 33 Old 01-08-2011
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 18,264
Thanks: 126
Thanked 457 Times in 434 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Quote:
Originally Posted by redunculous View Post
Where my finger is pointing by the door frame its very soft and I think you can see that its sunken in.
NOT a good sign... plenty of boats on the market these days....

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 33 Old 01-08-2011
Senior Member
 
Omatako's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Posts: 2,699
Thanks: 1
Thanked 36 Times in 33 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
As long as the price reflects the condition, I wouldn't be too worried about that damage. It's not structural and is quite easily remedied.

The problem I would, have unless the source of the leak is known, is that with some interior ceiling linings it's often really hard to locate the leak because the water travels along the lining to find the lowest point for exit. It means that every fitting on deck will need to be tested to ensure that you have found the leak. I have fixed leaks on my boat that were unbelievably long distances from the point where they entered the interior.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

__________________

"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying."

Arthur C. Clarke
Omatako is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deshler lawyer noted for telling jokes, cooking - Toledo Blade NewsReader News Feeds 0 06-23-2007 07:15 AM
Noted computer scientist missing after solo sailing trip (San Diego Union-Tribune) NewsReader News Feeds 0 02-02-2007 03:15 AM
Noted computer scientist missing after solo sailing trip (San Diego Union-Tribune) NewsReader News Feeds 0 01-30-2007 07:15 PM
Noted computer scientist missing after solo sailing trip (The San Francisco Examiner) NewsReader News Feeds 0 01-30-2007 06:15 PM
Noted computer scientist missing after solo sailing trip (The Fresno Bee) NewsReader News Feeds 0 01-30-2007 02:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome