I'm looking at a Hunter
33 that I may be able to get at a really good price
, however there are a couple of issues that I'm not really sure how serious they will be. The biggest issue I see so far is that the wood on the supports that the chainplates are fastened to seems to be delaminating.
See the 17th picture in this listing for reference:
1982 Hunter 33/SL Cherubini Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
This isn't the boat
but it's the best picture I can find and its having the exact same problem. The wood seems to be solid underneath the layer that is essentially peeling off. I am handy with woodwork but have limited experience restoring, especially with water
related damage. Can I simply remove the delaminated layer and refinish and reattach the rigging
, would I need to replace these wood pieces entirely (and how difficult is this), or is this a run away type of problem?
The liner around the wood (again similar to the one pictured above) shows no signs of moisture, neither do the cushions
I'm really hoping this is not a huge issue because this boat
is otherwise relatively solid (electronics function, motor
in decent shape, most of the wood in great shape, etc.) and I could get it for next to nothing.
What say you CF, is this a cosmetic issue or would I end up having to rip apart the whole boat to repair this correctly?