Hi Folks. Wife and I are keenly interested in a mid 90's Privilege
37 to cruise
aboard part time for a few years, then live aboard. There is one in Rio Dulce we are going to visit soon. I have a few questions about the breed in general and some specifics.
. It has not been re-bedded in 20 years. I'm willing to re-bed everything myself if it is possible, including the repair of soft spots. Mast
would require a haul-out, no problem. If I were to have this done professionally, what might be a reasonable cost estimate? There are some headliner
stains from somewhere, probably deck hardware
. Does headliner
all come out to do a re-bed?
Vessel has lived its life in water
and anti-fouled in good order. Notwithstanding there are a few blisters
. Repair them as you go or consider a peel? Hard to say without a moisture meter I know. There is a surveyor
there and he will say what he can about it. There is to my knowledge no non-invasive way to ascertain moisture content in lamanent. I could be wrong (smile). What has been you experience with osmosis
is unusual on these; modules, wire tape, and such. Can these specialty items still be found? Can the electrical
systems be owner maintained, within reason?
are at least seven years old. Should I consider replacing them all? I've read here that it should be done every five to be safe.... What might it cost to upgrade electronics
, and all the rest. I like Garmin
, but it could be anything that works well.
I have been aboard two 37's of near the same vintage (1996) and found them to be built strong. Their accommodations are superlative for a vessel this length. I can't find another sub 40 cat that I like any better on the used market. If you as an owner of a 37 have found things I need to think about before purchase
, I would appreciate your insight. Good things or malady, I'd like to hear both.
Thank you. ---->bruce