my name is Dan G - this is my first post to the monohull
section of this forum (i'm the guy from the "is this a Piver" thread in the multihull
at any rate - we've started looking at monohulls. I recently stumbled across a 1979 Cheoy Lee
, which you can see here:
The Sailing Life (Portland, OR)
we recently made the drive to Portland
to check this boat out, and for the most part she's gorgeous. at first, i was a little curious why the price
was so reasonable, and why she's been on the market for so long.
Here's the scoop:
the broker gave us copies of two different surveys taken on this boat, since it's been on the market. The first was from 2005, the 2nd was from march of this year.
in the first survey
, the masts were found to be rotten, and as such the owner purchased and installed new, aluminum
masts and rigging
also mentioned in the first survey
was the following:
"during haul out
, the vessel was observed to be covered with blisters
less than 0.5 inches in diameter. examination of some blisters
occurring below a barrier coating but not penetrating into the hull
of the vessel. it is not possible to determine if any of the blisters penetrate the hull
until the failed/blistered barrier coating is removed. percussion testing of the hull revealed no structural delaminations."
flash forward to the 2nd survey,
on the front page, it mentions "some blisters less than 1 inch in diameter"
however, further into the survey (page 7 ) it says "numerous osmotic blisters are found on the bottom of the hull. some approach or exceed 1 inch in diameter"
it's hard to tell exactly what's going on down there. they appear to be growing in size, at any rate. aside from the blistering problem, i'm very excited about this boat - it's the right size, rig, and in decent enough shape that i would very much consider buying
however - i'm worried about the blisters. how worried should i be? how long can this wait before it's a necessary fix? how much of a project
is this to fix (in terms of time, cost, etc)?
in short - is this a deal breaker? or something i can fix/live with for a while?
sorry this was so long winded. advice is greatly appreciated!