Looking to purchase
a new Catalina
42 (new to us) here in Fort Lauderdale
area, 2006 model, hull
number 0926. The boat was hauled out today for a marine survey
and the surveyor
found the rudder
to be delaminated and that it needs to be replaced. We are in Virginia and plan to run it outside the ICW
along the coast to NC and then come up the ICW
to Norfolk VA in the coming month. This is a major deal breaker for us but want to know if anyone else has recommendations as to any boatyards
in the Fort Lauderdale
area who could do the work and any ballpark numbers for costs. My kids
are all grown so the price
of a first born is not there.
Appreciate any comments or recommendations since we really want this boat but concerned about the cost for replacement and good boat yards in the local area to do the work.
...Larry & Sandy Stewart...