Talk to the owners of sister-ships, find out how they have held up over the years. Contract
a pro to review the boats you are interested in, maybe Perry.
Look at the construction of the hull deck
flange, best is a substantial flange with the deck bolted and glassed to the hull
Look at the tabbing on all bulkheads, has any of it broken, that would indicate the hull is flexing.
Look at the chainplate attachment points. Can it be serviced?
,,,,can all be replaced or upgraded.
When you make an offer, write in the offer that you require one week on the boat to look at everything, before you sign.
Set aside and escrow account for the engine if the boat is out of the water
, not to be released until you are satisfied.
Buy a book on boat design and building techniques.
You get the idea. Good luck.
and cruisers enjoying Grand Case
Originally Posted by Heffe
What will play a big part in my decision is the actual construction of the vessel. I need to educate myself on what makes a one boat better than another boat?