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Re: Young Sun 35
It is indeed water over the dam, or locking the stable door after the horse has bolted, and many other relevant cliché's I can think of.
My biggest concern before the deck issue was the condition of the chain plates. They are glassed into the hull and through bolted. The GRP has to be dug away to expose the nuts and then to add insult to injury, one of the bolts is hidden behind the external teak bulwark so you have to determine where it is by using a divider.
It cost £500 to pull out and examine each chain plate due to the labour charge. That's £3000 total, just to find out that they were ok. The bolts were suffering from metal fatigue though so these were replaced.
There is a story of a Young Sun 35 lost at sea because the chain plate for the bob stay pulled through the hull and let in water, then it sank.
The chain plates for the rigging should be external, so they can be easily checked !
The chain plate for the bob stay should not be below the waterline. How bizarre to put it there !
So, if anybody is reading this post considering purchasing an elderly Young Sun 35, don't go near it. No wonder Bob Perry wanted nothing to do with it.
If I go ahead and replace the decks, then I will also fit doubler chain plates for the rigging. Dig out the bolts for the bob stay and renew them, then glass them in again.
The only good thing I can say about the Young Sun 35 is that it is beautifully fitted out inside.
Dave West Wales