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Question about term used on boat listing

There's a boat in my marina that I looked up. In the listing it says in big letters "AS-IS, WHERE IS". That much I get.

What I don't understand is the other term: "Moisture in cabin top."

Does that mean that moisture has seeped into the fiberglass in the top deck?

Regardless of what the actual term means, how difficult is that kind of repair?
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It means moisture has gotten into the core material on the cabin top. Not an easy repair.
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There are several threads about core repair that involve drilling and filling many holes. Look them up.

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There are several threads about core repair that involve drilling and filling many holes. Look them up.
Or just moving on to a different boat.

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Or just moving on to a different boat.
Not buying, just curious as to the term. That explains why the boat is so inexpensive.
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What I don't understand is the other term: "Moisture in cabin top."
Regardless of what the actual term means, how difficult is that kind of repair?
As others have said, this probably means that someone put a moister meter on the deck and it came back elevated. It does not tell you whether the core is rotten or delaminated. Merely having an elevated moisture level may not mean much. Minimally it means that the deck fittings need to be rebed and ideally the fastening holes potted. But if the core is rotted or there is delamination, that is a much bigger job. That is where a knowledgeable, experienced, and skillful surveyor is important.

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Re: Question about term used on boat listing

"AS-IS, WHERE IS".

Different usages depending on which country you are in.

It means the boat is for sale in the condition it is in now. Don't expect a price reduction because it's a 30 year old boat because it is a 30 year old boat. Go ahead and do a proper Survey... That survey is for you, and you alone. If you like the survey buy the boat. If you don't like the survey don't buy the boat but either way the price isn't changing.

In the USA it's a fear thing. In other countries it's normal

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Re: Question about term used on boat listing

Even if then cabin coring is wet doesn’t mean walk away from e boat. There’s the boat overall and price to consider.

My boat tested as having a wet core at the survey. Thing was at that spot it was solid fiberglass and not cored at all, itwas measuring a small void where a bulkhead was.

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