Im in the market for a 30-34ft Catalina
and recently came across a very well presented, late 90's C320.
The broker mentioned it had had some work done to the hull
.... I did some investigating and found the invoice for the insurance
It details 60hrs work as follows:
REPAIR HULL DELAMINATION TO INTERNAL FLOORS AROUND KEEL
REMOVE TEAK CABIN SOLE FLOOR FROM PORT & STARBOARD
SALOON. REMOVE GALLEY TABLE , PLUMBING & GREY WATER
TANK FROM STARBOARD SETTEE. CUT OUT FIBREGLASS CABIN
SOLE FLOOR TO GAIN ACCESS TO REPAIRS. GRIND BACK INSIDE
& OUTSIDE OF PORT & STARBOARD SETTEE. GRIND BACK
DELAMINATION TO HULL & FLOOR & OVER AFT 2 KEEL BOLTS.
SET SEVERAL ACRO PROPS TO STARBOARD HULL FROM
OUTSIDE TO PUSH HULL BACK INTO SHAPE.
FABRICATE & EXTEND 3 AFT FLOORS TO STARBOARD SIDE
OF SETTEE. APPLY A COVE RADIUS WIPE AROUND SETTEE, FLOORS
& FIBREGLASS REPAIRS. STAGGER 6 LAYER OF 600 CSM OUT 100MM
FROM FLOORS. RESET PLATE WASHER FOR AFT KEEL BOLTS
IN A BASE OF POLYESTER. REFIT & TENSION AFT 2 KEEL BOLTS.
SAND BACK GLASS WORK, VAC , WIPE DOWN & FLOW COAT REPAIRS.
GLUE BACK & GLASS DOWN FIBREGLASS CABIN SOLE. REFIT
FIT GREY WATER TANK & PLUMB UP WITH NEW HOSE CLAMPS.
REFIT SALOON TABLE. REFIT TEAK CABIN SOLE.
APPROVED EXTRA WORK:
EXTERNAL KEEL HUB REPAIR
REMOVE ANTIFOUL FORWARD OF KEEL HUB & AFT STARBOARD
SIDE. GRIND OUT GELCOAT & DELAMINATED FIBREGLASS.
LAY UP 3 LAYERS OF 6OO CSM TO REAR KEEL HUB. FILL
& FAIR REPAIR. STAGGER 6 LAYERS OF 600 CSM FORWARD
OF KEEL HUB. SAND BACK GLASS WORK. FILL, FAIR & PRIME
REPAIR. TOUCH UP ANTIFOUL.
The work was done by a reputable boat yard, and signed off by a reputable surveyor/boat builder
I have 25yrs boating
experience, but am a bit embarrassed to admit that this report dosent mean much to me.
If done properly, is a repair of this kind something to be overly worried about ? or should I be running a mile ? (Ive been told the repair makes it "better than a new one" ! - which made me instantly suspicious.)
Obviously, if I proceed I will be organising an independant surveyer to have a look.
Any thoughts ?