Having had a look at the Bumfuzzle site, I would agree with the Schulzes and their repairer in New Zealand
that some of the fibreglass does not appear to have ever been bonded to the core
. That is a build problem, it can't be blamed on lightning
, poor loading of the boat, or not having insurance
It was also irritating the way Charter
Cats kept referring to the boat as being much older than it actually was - it was less than a year old when the Schulzes bought it, which probably led them to believe that it ought to be in very good condition, a belief that was backed up by the survey
. I can only suspect that the surveyor
must have thought that such a new boat wouldn't have had any problems either, so he gave it a very cursory look over.
Many (most) circumnavigators don't have insurance
. If you are wondering why, try pricing it. Most insurance companies also have requirements that can be difficult for a couple to meet - a minimum of 3 crew is often required.