Originally Posted by crankysailor
Yes :-) .. Olav is a great guy and as I said he shrugged it off pretty much like you just did.. It happens.. I wouldn't worry too much about it kind of thing. Still like he also said , the only way to know for sure if that is worrying me is to haul it off to see it again or go diving
Trust Olav - I usually don't say that about surveyors, lol, but you really can trust his judgement. If he had ANY reason for concern, he'd tell you.
And he's right: if you worry and don't trust the boat to handle it (why?), you'll have to check it yourself, even if just for peace of mind. Will probably cost you the costs of the haul, but if that's what it takes for you to feel confident again, it might be worth it.
But as I posted; it's almost all just sand (where did it happen?), and everyone runs aground at some point (I've done some unplanned parking on those stupid sandbanks a couple of times ... Meh! Only damage is to my ego tho ...).
Unless a boat has serious issues, it's not something to worry about (keels would be falling off daily if it was
). And you just had her checked right before -- so you know exactly what shape she's in (and this isn't even a bolted on keel, so seriously ... no worries).
If there are other concerns about the boat that either you have or Olav found, then consider those before buying
. If Olav gives the boat the OK, and you like the boat ... don't worry about an unplanned parking