Originally Posted by Bill Burgette
Here's the link to the listing. Does anything look wrong or worrisome? Oh, did I mention that I really like it
Looks nice in the photos. My main concern would be the deck (in addition to everything else
), my guess is that although hull
fibreglass that decks are wood. and that probably means wooden deck frames, topped with Plywood
and with teak ontop. You probably know more about plywood
than me - but I will mention anyway
- nothing wrong with the stuff, just doesn't last so well once it gets wet and damp. Before visiting I would hit Mr Google
with a venegence and see how she was constructed so you know where to look closely. I wouldn't buy her with a view to "popping the deck off" and "doing a proper job".......well, not from day 1. And I would bet on at least some of the PO's having adopted "innovative"
techniques to making partial deck repairs
. I would figure on maintaining that fine tradition
My guess is that she has / had a few deck leaks
- not all of which will be into the cabin
. the good news is that you can probably smell the ones that are / have been. It's either an old boat smell you love. or not.