First time posting
here, and I'm hoping somebody can give me a little advice...
I'm currently looking at a Balboa
20 (early Lyle Hess boat) for day sailing
on the ICW
. This particular boat is quite a drive away to obtain, so looking at it prior to committing to make the drive (~1k miles) is not possible. The price
is right, and the trailer and outboard
are relatively new... but one particular area has me worried.
The gel coat in the cockpit
seems to be badly chipped around the transition to the seats/lockers, and the non-stick looks to be suffering from the same affliction. Here's a photograph...
So that you're able to zoom in a little more, the link to the large photograph for up close viewing is....
As you can see, there is quite a bit of chipping and flaking.. and the non-slip looks like it's almost chipping underneath. There are no other problems of this nature on the rest of the boat, and I'm just curious if you all's expert eyes can tell me how bad this is. Is it reasonable to expect that water
entered via the chipped areas, causing the non-slip to bubble in that manner?
With respect to refinishing the cockpit
floor, how difficult is this job, both in time and money
? Is there any reason this could/should be a deal killer for me?
Thank you for your advice!