I am in negotiations to purchase
a 1981 Sabre
30, which has evidence of leaking deck
fittings at three chainplates. I know the rigging
is dynamic and deck
fittings must be rebedded from time to time, but in looking at Sabre's to buy, it seems that they are particularly vulnerable to bulkhead damage. Is it nothing more than the fact that Sabre's chainplates attach to wooden bulkheads, which are more easily damaged by water
? Also, this particular owner bedded with 4200 rather than Sabre's recommended 5200 because 5200 is so difficult. What do you recommend? Is the water
damage simply a measure of the type of bedding compound used or not used enough?