Every boat I've ever owned has had some issues that didn't show up in the survey
. I've gone through them with a fine tooth comb, then had a professional surveyor
go through them and still things failed on the transport from the previous owners port to my home port. I look at it like a shakedown cruise
to produce my to do list, this last boat produced a three page line list in it's first 300 mile transport, I look at it as a good way to asses your new purchase
What I've found was that the previous owners usually just fix it enough to get it by and hope it doesn't fail during the pre-purchase sea trial. Anyone who hasn't had this experience is either really lucky or has owned only new boats, which also come with their own teething issues.
Your blessed, not only do you have a boat, you've entered into a whole new learning
experience, just take it with a grain of salt
and be smart, fix the really important things first, then get on to the lesser items.
One thing I do advise though, use regular black metal pipe in the exhaust
piping, it's getting back to the order of sacrificial metals, the pipng is relatively cheap
, the exhaust
manifold they're attached to is relatively expensive, you'd really rather have the cheap
piping be the sacrificial part of the system, not the expensive manifold. My guess is the piping that was there was replaced at some time since the original build, I've never seen an OEM use galvanized piping.
Good luck, good sailing.