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Re: Sabre 30 "smile"?
Thanks for the responses,
The 30 that we were looking at has a deck stepped mast; is that still susceptible to Sabre rot? I knocked all the cabin top with my knuckles and didn't hear anything that sounded off.
I did notice a small amount of punky, water damaged wood where the starboard aft lower chain plate is bolted on. All the deck hardware has been re-bedded so I think the leak has been stopped and based on what my sailing instructor said the damage doesn't seem to extensive. The main bulkhead, where the shroud chain plates are mounted, looked great.
The owner is asking $12K (USD) and I am trying to figure out if that is reasonable. He has owned the boat for the last 8 years and does not know when the standing rigging was replaced, so that probably needs to be done soon. The bottom should be stripped, and faired. This would be a good time to wipe the smile of it's face. Also the sails are in what I would call "fair" condition. Then there is that MD7a.... :/