are going to do mine, they gave me a price
of $10,000. I have hull
# 41, a 1987 boat.
Mine will be 30 yrs old when they are replaced, assuming the 316L will outlast the 304 that was originally used ( it will ), then likely I will be dead if and when they need replacing again, I don't see the need in titanium myself, but sure, if you want to, why not? Do many boats make it past 60? Chain plate maintenance
which consists of keeping them sealed by periodic re-bedding is a known issue, and sort a solved
one. Problem is of course you lose a chain plate
, maybe you lose the entire rig at the same time.
tank concerns me, but I'm going to gamble with it, no way of knowing if it will last 10 more years or start leaking tomorrow, as has been said chlorine seems to be what eats them up. My boat seems to have been barely used, interior
was in great shape and the engine
had 500 hours on it, I hope that means the water tank is good. I run all water that goes into the tank through a charcoal filter to try to remove the chlorine.
too, but at least it is real easy to replace, I will have a plastic one made for it. Aluminum
aren't supposed to last long either, mine has been replaced once and is now 14 yrs old, Probably about to go.
I have never heard of an IP hull
blistering, I would be REAL suspicious of that.
the boat assuming 10 K for new chain plates, the current
owner and broker should expect that, any older IP needs chain plate replacement, if you find one that it has been recently done, it is supposed to add 10K to the value of the boat.
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