Originally Posted by marty9876
If the cracks were just by the chainplates I could understand that. The cracks in the middle/aft of the mast
where the lines run under the cover plate (?not sure what to call that) have me confused. Indications of the entire deck
I'm starting to think the rig might be too tight. B&R rig, not really sure how to tell. The mast
definitely has some rack in it.
Too tight of rig, causes extra load on the deck
, caused stress cracks. One theory anyways. I can't image the boat was sailed hard but impossible to say I guess.
Same Caveats as before, impossible for me to judge via the Internet
........but just to point out that if the Boat is a bit too lightly designed / built (for the use she has had) then this could apply in many places / all over, so that the cracks / flexing aft of the mast are not neccessarily directly related to those near the Chainplates, save for them sharing the same build and subject to the same use.....some of the cracks could even be the result of too many 250Lb (Kilo
) crew onboard
One thing to also bear in mind is the impact of all of this on resale value / ease of resale.......their may be no problem in living with things as they are, but when it comes to resale it may be off putting for future punters........
If it was me, I would be unlikely to buy - unless a very tempting price
that I felt I could re-sell at without
doing any major repairs
BTW I would not expect a Surveyor
to come up with a Magic answer to say it is 100% ok.....