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Crack on cabin sole

A potential boat for me to buy, a Newport 27, has what was described to me as a crack beneath the compression post.

Everything else described is good. The boat is a couple hour drive so I don't want to waste anybodys time. Is that norm or a deal breaker?
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Re: Crack on cabin sole

Without seeing it my initial thought is fixable but significant. I would want a competent yards estimate before moving forward. Or an agreement that the owner agrees to fix it.

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Re: Crack on cabin sole

Careful about 'seller fixes'... and owner fixing to sell may not be inspired to do it properly.. just to get it done and 'hide' the issues...

Better, I think, to get a proper reduction and deal with it yourself.
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Re: Crack on cabin sole

A crack beneath the compression post is not the norm. However, it can normally be repaired given time and money. I regard it as a good sign that the seller is honest; some people would do a cosmetic "fix" before selling. (I mentioned time because you will need to resign yourself to your new boat being in the yard for the first x weeks of her life).

Faster's advice is good. To be fair, you may want to get a yard to quote on the repair, and then discount that from the sale price. After the surveyor has looked the boat over, of course. Before you drive a couple of hours, I would reply to the seller to explain your plan, and if he is in agreement, then you have set expectations upfront.
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Re: Crack on cabin sole

It's an inexpensive boat, so to me it wouldn't be worth the trouble, especially being in a remote area. I agree it's good he was honest. He said when he bought it years so the person who sold it to him had made a hatch to inspect under the post and them god it with a piece of carpet.

He's been sailing like this ever since though. So I of course wanted it to be something that wouldn't have to be dealt with right away. I'm looking to buy something pretty close I ready to sail.
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Re: Crack on cabin sole

Can he not send you some pictures, which you could post on here?

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