I've been cruising the forums
for a long time but this is my first post. I've done my own inspection
on a 36' Islander and am getting ready to commission a professional survey
. There's a lot of work I can do myself, but I've found some bubbling of paint
(photos attached hopefully) on the mast
indicating probable galvanic corrosion
. I'm looking for very rough, ball park estimates on how much cost I'm looking at to repair this. I realize without taking down the paint
and really figuring out the extent its hard to estimate easily but I'd like some input before I spring for the "real" survey
. (For example, if you tell me a new mast
is the only option, I won't be paying for a survey on this one since the seller has indicated he is not flexible on his price
Basically am I looking at hundreds? A thousand?
I also included a zoomed in shot to show that that's not a crack in the hardware
, just some grawdeaux as we say in the gulf.
DH of The Atonement