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Liner cleaning from leak, how difficult?
Looked at a prospective boat, and it had some nasty water leaking in through the chainplates (and bulkhead?), and a few stanchions. It's on the hard, this was after a solid day of pretty heavy rain here. At least it's only been in fresh water so no salt anywhere. I was in a bit of hurry, and the seller hovered over me and wouldn't shut up, but will go back in a few weeks and check more thoroughly for rot, water damage under the leak areas etc. I'm not sure how the whole width of the bulkhead got saturated?
I'm trying to judge how bad this is, whether I should try to get the price down hoping to fix the leak and clean up the liner, or just move on. Rebed looks easy, but how hard is this stuff to clean up? Will there be mold that I'll never get out? WWYD..? Assuming there's no rot inside or deck, is the cleanup & rebed a simple fix if I can get this boat for a good price? It looked ok otherwise. It's a 1999 model if that makes a difference.
Last edited by Scandium; 01-07-2019 at 11:00 AM.