I have not blamed, nor do I blame the boatyard. They are great people and I am happy to have the boat there. What I have said is that the photos show that the cracks were not there in 09 when the boat was put up for sale
. It has been in the boatyard ever since. Therefore it is reasonable to assume they started with an "incident" in the boatyard. It could be something the PO did while working on the boat that caused the cracks to develop from a defect in his building of the skeg. In a previous thread from prior to my purchase
of the boat, I discussed the skeg design and that it was wider than the specification, and I decided that I would rebuild
it if needed, factoring that into my offer. It makes me laugh out loud to think that some folks here think the boat might be too underbuilt to move. Thank you for that. Laughs are hard to come by here in Afghanistan. Here is what Bob and Connie had to say about this boat after they had a good look at it:
Connie and I looked at this boat a while back. All we can say is she's bilt hell for stout!! she needed a little more work then what we wanted to do ! I see the price
has dropped since we looked at her! I saw nothing with the prop set up that would be a problem ! If ya want a stout boat that needs some work to be ready and can get it for the right price
, You would might wnt to give this boat a look see, or have someone ya trust look at it for ya ! for a younger fella that don't mind the work it would be a good one, if the price
is right !! just our 2 cents"
My main concern is actually that it is too overbuilt. It has a fiberglass
layer over layers of cold molded plywood
adding up to 11/2" thick and supported by 2X2" oak frames.