I am considering buying
25 with a swing keel
. The boat is currently out of the water
and appears to be in decent condition except for the keel
. The paint
has chipped away from over half of the keel and is heavily corroded.
The seller said that its just a matter of scraping away the corroded layer, possibly sanding
down, and repainting. According to him, he does this annually. From my untrained eye, it seemed that the corrosion
was only superficial and there wasn't any deep holes or major chips. However, I understand that it can eat into the interior
So my question, would this be a deal breaker for an inexpensive 1978 Catalina
, or is it just a matter of proper maintenance
to get it back in shape?
Any advise is appreciated,