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post #5 of Old 12-01-2018
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Re: What is this thing below the tiller?

Theres something wrong with that photo.
Did you take it?
Or is it a For Sale photo taken with a very wide angle lens?

Whilst it might be just as Jeff says theres something not right.... Yes, Jeff is spot on that it needs a new tiller (or 2!), but look at the very stern where the little tillers shaft misses the absolute stern but, what looks like, half an inch. .... without any damage, scraping whatsoever to the white fibreglass. On such an old boat? Something to investigate?

If you are looking to buy it I would also ponder why the engine exhaust is so black but then leaves no residue just above the boot stripe.

Also need to have a very close (professional) inspection of the rigging. The twin back stay fittings are very very old. That certainly makes it look right for the age of the boat, but these things have a life of about 15 years and can develop cracks you cant see. An insurance company may reject insurance or claims on old rigging.

Good luck with it

Must be a classic old boat

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