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Re: Another Wet Ericson
What we all are trying to tell you is that this boat doesn't have "good bones' left. You are looking at multiple King Cong's of 'somethings'. And you are looking at an owner whose asking price is way too much even if this boat was in perfect condition and well equipped.
I think that you have been given consistent advice by those of us who have been through the project boat experience, which is to keep looking. This one has no hope of ever being a contender.
Here's the deal, the way that boat is built, you will be taking much of the interior apart just to get to the connection between the bulkhead and the pan. That is a structural bulkhead that was installed before the deck was installed, so even getting a new bulkhead into place will be tough. If the face of the bulkhead looks that bad you can expect the base of the bulkhead to look far worse.
And the bulkhead is the easy repair compared to the likelihood that the deck core is shot.
And by time you deal with all of that, plus the interior trim on the cabin sides, the engine mounts, the head liner, and numerous things you can't see yet, even if you did a good job of it, you would be looking at a boat that would be worth maybe half of the asking price having put in a couple years of weekends putting her in shape.
The bigger point is that there's much nicer boats out there that you should be looking at, and not wasting your time on this one which is mediocre design, that has been abused past being worth consideration at almost any price.
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Last edited by Jeff_H; 12-08-2018 at 07:38 AM.