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Thanks for the feedback.

We appreciate the comments and will probably redirect our search to a somewhat smaller boat.

We never expected to get pristine boat and feel all of the moisture problems warranted rejection. First included stress cracks in the hull, delamination below the waterline and moisture readings off the meter, second was at numerous deck fittings plus port deck from shreaders to stern and cockpit sole. Third one, surveyor called from the boat reporting high moisture readings around most of the deck fittings and he was uncovering "quarter size" blisters under the newly - painted bottom. "In his expert opinion", he expected report to worsen as he proceeded. We're game to rebed fittings and do other repairs but draw the line at what we perceive to be structural repairs such as replacing large areas of deck core or stripping the bottom gelcoat and applying exopy coating.

Based on previous advice and readings, we put aside an additional $15,000CDN for repairs / upgrades / equipment and $6000 for the cruising kitty.

We're planning on a "shopping trip" to Miami and Florida east coast in January. Hopefully, we will find something on site. Pickings are rather thin in Northern Ontario and the recent surge in the CDN dollar has us limiting our search to US boats.
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