First things first, all the usual stuff about laminate integrity, engine
quality, rig condition, etc. applies to an F-27
just as much as to any other used boat
. So I take it you're looking for issues specific to the Farrier/Corsair trimarans, that wouldn't be a concern on other boats. The big issue, I'd say, is the added structural complications of a folding trimaran
. Farrier's engineering skill was remarkable, but some older boats may have been abused and I have heard rumours of some where the folding linkage might not have been built as well as Ian intended. A marine surveyor
familiar with these boats should be able to recognize the tell-tale signs of abuse or over-stressing having damaged the crossbeams, linkage, or attachment points.
It might be possible to dig up more specific info if you have more detailed questions... happy shopping