I'd say, sadly, that she definitely has structural issues, including bulkhead delamination
As in the picture with the white stripe on the green bulkhead, you can see the layers in the plywood
checking & peeling off, like pages opening up in a book. So the wood is obviously damaged in that area.
Also there will be water
migration into the wood much further than is easily visible right now, which has already begun damaging the plywood
from the inside. And given a bit of time it'll start to check & peel apart too. Which, from the picture, it's possible to see a little bit of this beginning already, spreading down from the area which is obviously peeling apart.
Fixing something like that can be a major issue. As not only are bulkheads structural for the; hull
, & rigging. But the rest of the interior
furniture is bonded to them. So that replacing a major bulkhead means disassembling much of the interior
, removing the old bulkhead & installing a new one, & then rebuilding the boat's insides. With fiberglass
work, carpentry, paint
, electrical wiring
work, rigging repair, etc. all being required.
The cracking underneath of the chainplate is also worrysome. As it looks as if that section of the bulkhead that's underneath of the Formica (?) is also damaged, since it looks both over compressed, & bent in that area.
Also, the chainplates don't look original, & I wonder if the ones which came on the boat weren't significantly longer, in order to better spread out the rigging loads. Though due to the Formica on one side of the bulkhead, & paneling on the other, you can't tell if the original chainplates weren't longer, via the old bolt patterns in the bulkhead.
Plus I'm wondering what lurks underneath of those cosmetic bulkhead coverings. Could be nothing, could be major trouble. In that a repair of some sort, & unknown quality may have been done to the bulkhead already.
Sorry to sound harsh, but it's better to know now, & also what to look at & for if you pursue this boat further. Much of that inspecting being done via a Surveyor
Though in the words of Nigel Calder, if there are structural issues with a boat, walk away.
He's a very well known & regarded author who's written many books
& articles on boat maintenance
& repair. And this book by him would be a good addition to your boat tool kit.
Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual
, who's a member
here on CF, is a surveyor
. And his home page/website has a lot of good information in what to look for & at in boats, in terms of problems as well as quality construction. http://www.pcmarinesurveys.com/