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Well, you're doing the right thing by posting pics and asking. I'm not trying to discourage you at all, I hope to help

The reason I know there are so many good boats out there is that I look almost everyday since I sold my boat. I feel like I got pretty lucky selling a motorless boat with no electrical in such a buyers market...
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Yes the one I looked at today. I am pretty sure has newer bolts through the chainplates. I don't know if the chainplates are new but I am
Sure the bolts aren't original the round screw head bolts are from
A major fixer upper I looked at a couple weeks ago
Now I am confused......Not really, i thought that second chsinplate was of the boat in the post. Either way upgrading bolts on chainplates and bolts are a good idea. I used 7/16 bolts when put new chainplates in last year....you may also want to check out http://plasticclassicforum.com/forum this site is a good source of info and sometimes used classic boats. A real nice pearson triton yawl sold there for 5900 a month or so ago. it was in very good shape with many areas refit and upgraded.


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Look for through hulls that are through bolted:



That "nut" design that doesn't bolt through (or god forbid a gate valve) are bad news.
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Alburg 30 questions

Chris. The Alberg 30 I looked at a couple weeks ago didn't have light visible along the hull to deck joint like the more expensive, nicer one I looked at today. Is this a major problem you think. Did they get lazy at the factory on this one you think? I wonder if where the light is coming through that the fiberglass is thinner or that the boat just lacks paint along there and that's letting the light through.

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Many boats will have variances in production quality when they are hand laid, and this one looks thin right there where the light shines through. It's probably fine, as "new" boats are often thin like this all over.

The thing here that would bother me is the fact that many (most?) A-30's weren't thin or known for "thin spots", and A-30's didn't rely on engineering to compensate for brute glass strength like newer boats do.

The good news is this is easily fixed - just add epoxy and glass. The boat is solid, even if some spots are thin. You say he is asking 10k? Bring 2.5k in cash and make an offer of 2k and work northward up to the 2.5k, and be ready to take possession if he bites.

It's what I'd try if I was willing to buy the boat. From the looks of it and in this buyers market, 10k is ludicrous.
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