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Old 25-08-2015, 07:17   #556
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55 foot boat has been unused for a while. Could use a little cleaning because of a little mold.
Honestly curious with this one (and some of the others) if this is just something that you spend a couple of days on, clean it up and you end up with a nice boat, or if mold like this is a permanent problem at this point.

(About the pictures that are "just" messy, I assume that the rest of the boat is equally badly maintained, so would shy away from that)
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Honestly curious with this one (and some of the others) if this is just something that you spend a couple of days on, clean it up and you end up with a nice boat, or if mold like this is a permanent problem at this point.
Impossible to tell from a picture. Could very well be a problem that renders the boat only valuable as scrap, or could be a relatively easy clean-up. You'd have to go and look very carefully, digging into every nook and cranny on the boat, before you could tell.
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Old 25-08-2015, 08:54   #558
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Honestly curious with this one (and some of the others) if this is just something that you spend a couple of days on, clean it up and you end up with a nice boat, or if mold like this is a permanent problem at this point.

(About the pictures that are "just" messy, I assume that the rest of the boat is equally badly maintained, so would shy away from that)
Good question.

As I only posted a few photos before, I will post a link to the boat listing so you can view the boat yourself.

First, I have seen some sailboat "for sale" interior shots that show mild mold or mildew growth (usually seen as a white sheen on wood that is photographed with a flash and the wood is at an angle to the camera) and that level of mildew would be expected and common. It would not bother me as much as what you will see in this boat. In short, I think SOME cases of mild mildew can be handled.

It is the heavy mold growth that is endemic and widespread that is what I would avoid.

The specs of the boat? Steel schooner 50 feet LOA.

It looks like a nice design (in plan view) and also looks neglected for years. When I saw the "before" and "now" photos, I thought: "What a shame to see a nice boat go wasting away like that."

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Because I am allergic to dust and mold and have had difficulty breathing in a small room (with poor ventilation) that had mold on UNSEEN surfaces (in the flooring, under the carpet, in the walls), I would NEVER want to stay on that boat, even if the visible surface mold was wiped off. It is the UNSEEN mold that is horrible and impossible to eradicate (in my view). While some pros may clean a boat to look good on the SURFACE or some pros may clean a house to look good, I would NOT want to subject my own lungs/body to living in that same space.

The damp environment of a boat is an ideal location for mold. It can come back very quickly (in a matter of a few days). And a 50 foot boat with a full wood interior has a lot of hidden spaces and a LOT of surface area inside the boat on which the mold and mildew would pop up again. I think it would be a never ending battle to control the mold growth even if it was cleaned when purchased.

Here is another photo from that listing. Notice this is the companionway hatch. What do you see on the inside of the acrylic hatch boards? I see mold in big dense gray patches. YUCK!

IF you go to the link, notice how nice the boat looked at one time. Compare that to today. Notice the tarps on the deck, indicating leaking hatches etc.

1978 Giorgetti e Magrini Schooner 55 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Old 25-08-2015, 09:16   #559
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Wow, yes, ok. The other pictures give it more context. I would not be up for that, specially as my first (or ever, really).

Poor thing, I wonder what they did to it

And yes, I wonder about good clean ups too.
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The whole ad must be seen to be appreciated! (personally photo 3 is my favourite).

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The whole ad must be seen to be appreciated! (personally photo 3 is my favourite).

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SO MUCH random CAPS +++ why NOT USE REGULAR punctuation MARKS--- ++++ WOULD make +++ IT much easier TO READ
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Old 25-08-2015, 15:39   #562
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The whole ad must be seen to be appreciated! (personally photo 3 is my favourite).



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I find the idea of being in that boat with all that stuff terrifying!!


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Old 25-08-2015, 15:48   #563
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I'm just going to guess that this is a good example of being wary of boats with balsa below the waterline?


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I suspect that boat went up on the rocks in a storm and the crazy missing sections are a result of exploration/attempted repair.
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The whole ad must be seen to be appreciated! (personally photo 3 is my favourite).

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WOW!

That has to be seen to be believed!

As I slowly looked at each photo, and clicked to see the next image of the interior I was literally shocked by what I saw. WHOAH! I mean, the sheer volume of items in that boat! Whew! That is a LOT of small stuff and clutter!

I understand it is someone's home on the water, but that clearly shows too much stuff on a boat.

Notice the weather cloths and the sun/shade shrouding too. And that mizzen mast collection of antennae and other things. Amazing, to see so much stuff in one boat.
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I like this for the one the needs a little hull repair...

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WOW!

That has to be seen to be believed!

As I slowly looked at each photo, and clicked to see the next image of the interior I was literally shocked by what I saw. WHOAH! I mean, the sheer volume of items in that boat! Whew! That is a LOT of small stuff and clutter!

I understand it is someone's home on the water, but that clearly shows too much stuff on a boat.

Notice the weather cloths and the sun/shade shrouding too. And that mizzen mast collection of antennae and other things. Amazing, to see so much ANCIENT stuff in one boat.
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I find the idea of being in that boat with all that stuff terrifying!!


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I think that's why the ad started out with this little tidbit: "THIS IS A WELL SORTED OUT BOAT WITH ALMOST ZERO SAILING TIME"

Watch out for the heel!


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I suspect that boat went up on the rocks in a storm and the crazy missing sections are a result of exploration/attempted repair.

Ahhh, that likely does make more sense. The wood showing through was just so striking!


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Wow, that guy could have a really large nautical flea market all by himself! Just remember one guys junk is another's treasure. He must have the mother lode.
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Pictures below had me thinking "mothers basement", then "hoarders afloat".

At least it's an add with multiple pictures and not something showing what it USED to look like back in the day when it was still nice.
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