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Old 25-05-2013, 13:53   #1
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Issues with Long Term Dry Storage?

Hi all,

I'm looking at a 1973 Tartan 48' which has been on the market for some time. It's been on the hard and outdoors for 7 years without a cover (the sails have been covered, but not the deck). The previous owner grew too old to handle her and has been dropping the price over these past 7 years. What are the potential obvious issues for a boat that has been out in the elements for that long which I should investigate before I invest in a full survey?

Thanks in advance for any insights you might have or if you know anything about this boat named: "Ranger".

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Roland
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Old 25-05-2013, 14:34   #2
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Re: Issues with Long Term Dry Storage?

Where? I could make all the difference.
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Old 25-05-2013, 14:37   #3
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Re: Issues with Long Term Dry Storage?

When we bought our boat, she had been sitting in dry storage for 25 years. The teak decks and cap rail were shot, but other than that she didn't suffer too much.

We removed the teak decks and filled the holes with epoxy, replaced the cap rail, and painted her with LP.

You might want to tent for termites.
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Where? I could make all the difference.
Pacific Northwest - Anacortes to be exact. I guess I'm also concerned about all that weight being on stilts pressed against the hull for all those years.
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Old 27-05-2013, 07:44   #5
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Re: Issues with Long Term Dry Storage?

three sets of stands is really not good on a 48ft sailboat..even for winter storage... i would typically see 4 or 5 sets (for taller keels). On my own boat, i put 5 sets on..mostly for storm protection.

You will need to have it surveyed of course, and no doubt there is $50k to put into the boat. but most importantly take a long hard look along the length of the hull.. and use a 6-10ft plank as a straight edge.. any visible or perceptible non-linearity and just run.
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