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post #9 of Old 01-07-2019
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Re: Liner cleaning from leak, how difficult?

May be worth looking more carefully. We have leaky chainplates too. (On the project list...) The wood on our bulkhead has dark streaks and soft spots on both forward and aft sides. The wood is, however, only a thin veneer that covers a solid fiberglass bulkhead. Since there's no plywood anywhere in it, the damage is essentially just cosmetic. Make sure what you're looking at before making assumptions. I was also involved at one point with a Pearson 36 that a surveyor found did have a rotted plywood main bulkhead sandwiched between outside layers of formica. The whole thing had to be removed & replaced. The price went down about 10K on that one, but the sale still went through because the rest of the boat was in nice shape. (And they're nice boats.) So... if the bulkhead is plywood: beware. If it isn't- this could be the boat for you.
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