Paddled out to the boat yesterday, here's what i found:
1. Lots of termite poop in the forward section
2. Extensive mold
in a number of places, a strange black mold
that forms long spiderwebby veins
3. Aft bilge
is full of water
is half submerged in water
and aft cabin
is dank and musty.
needs major work - lots of exposed plywood
, looks like the original fiberglass
deck was very thin and has chipped off in a lot of places.
I've only ever owned plastic, never fiberglass
over wood, so i don't know how concerned i should be with the termites and mold. I am concerned by the engine being in the water; the owner says it ran in March, but i dont know if he's aware of the fact that it's currently partially submerged. I'm waiting till a reasonable hour this morning to call; he says he's selling it this weekend or not at all (maybe for tax reasons sense it's almost the first of the year?)
So, yeah, looks like i have to make a decision today about it. I don't have the funds to do a haul out
and bottom job right now, which it certainly needs, but it is on a transferrable mooring
, so i could wait a bit on that i suppose.
Could anyone tell me off-hand about how much it would cost to haul out
a boat that size?