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|02-13-2008 09:45 AM|
Originally Posted by cardiacpaul View Post
|02-12-2008 10:57 PM|
I was able to learn the problem was more extensive than I was initally informed (suprise). There were a much greater number of blisters with several large ones on both sides of the hull and more small ones than you could count.
ok, wow, she must have gone awhile without having maint. done. pass.
|02-12-2008 10:20 PM|
Originally Posted by supergrade View Post
I'm taking a pass, at least for now. At this point I'm not sure if I'm willing to take the risk and deal with the inconvinience at any price. I may change my mind and make a steeply discounted offer, but there is always another boat and I think I'll save a lot of discontent by waiting till it comes along.
The search goes on.
|02-12-2008 09:23 PM|
|supergrade||I agree with the consensus here.....blisters are really no big deal 90% of the time. If, as you said, there are only a handful of small ones, then let your offer reflect that and go for it. When you get a good feeling about a boat, a few blisters shouldn't be an obstacle (IMHO).|
|02-12-2008 09:12 PM|
Card's post...If I were the seller and you asked for a peel job for 10 blisters Id tell you to take a hike...Figure up for a reasonable amount to cover grind and fill at the yards price and offer that or walk... Thats what I did.
|02-12-2008 08:48 PM|
I had to smile while reading this...
Ok, buddy, quit hyperventilating about less than a dozen half dollar size blisters willya? I highly doubt that they're serious, and even if they've burned a caustic ooze filled hole in the hull, they can be ground out. It doesn't mean you're going to need a haz-mat suit and a team of fiberglass geeks at hundreds per hour.
The boat is 17 yrs old. its going to have a few blisters. Unless they've gone off the deep end, peeled, barrier'ed and epoxied. I doubt that they have and I doubt that it was/is needed.
I can't warrant anything about this particular tub, but suffice it to say it'd be a rare bird if this caused a real big problem.
|02-11-2008 02:54 PM|
Buddy of mine bought a 1986 Catalina 30 in 2005 with literally hundreds of blisters on it. We (he and I) spent 3 weekends grinding, filling and fairing, then barrier coated and bottom painted. We did not strip all gell coat, we spot repaired each one, merging several when needed and used a long stip of flexible wood as a fairing batten.
Total cost - 600 - 700 bucks and 3 weekends of going home covered in blue dust. I already had two angle grinders and large sanders - blew my shopvac to hell so my buddy replaced it. I did some gelcoat fixes during that time period while he was pasting in epoxy (no dust periods).
The original asking price was 24k, he paid 16k. The owner was 70+ and needed to dump the boat, it had not left the pier in 3 years.
|02-11-2008 02:24 PM|
CD check your PM's.
|02-11-2008 01:56 PM|
Originally Posted by midlifesailor View Post
|02-11-2008 12:19 PM|
|SailorMitch||Something less. I made a big deal out of the blisters and some of the other items the surveyor found (none of them deal killers) and worked the seller over pretty well. I bought the boat for considerably less than the value the surveyor placed on it in his report (he seller never saw that section of the report of course!) I never thought about deducting the price of a full peel, etc. because everyone involved in the deal knew that wasn't necessary. But it's all in what you're comfortable with.|
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