Originally Posted by Dulcesuenos
Are you worried about structural integrity of the boat if so the survey
should have put those fears to rest. As for water
in the bilge
just very common on many boats. And very common for corrosion
on anything metal even buttons and zippers on your clothing
will get rusted being on a boat
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Actually the opposite, I worry everything inside is eating itself and all that will work is the hulls (keeping it afloat). Survey seems to show something works or not with condition. But what if the entire electrical system
is corroding and one by one wires are going to fail in terrible locations etc. Are all marine
wires in sheathing that won't be affected by this moisture?
With no experience in Marine
design and Lagoon
design I guess you bring up that I should assume it is normal for water in the bilge a little ... but a bilge pump
should be working and keep it mostly dry. Every Lagoon
I have been on in the past 4 years was a completely bone dry bilge. I'd sooner find spider webs than water or moisture in them. Water to me is supposed to be on the other side of the hull
especially with sail drives so no weeping shaft to leak constantly.
My goal is again to buy something where due to age or weather
things need replacing or fixing or polishing. I'm ok with that. I'm trying to avoid rotting, rusting, corrosion in places I can't get at. I suppose if you take enough things out you can get at anything.
I should not use the word "Worry" here as really as mentioned the surveyor
and the people with Moorings are giving us what we need to know. I'm not here to find fault in them or catch them hiding anything. Just trying to gauge the long term picture of what I should put on my list to replace, in order, if I buy this boat.