Thank you for your great answer! Yes, that gives to think about it! I just received the answers from a surveyor of trust, i have up north in Hamburg, which i sendt all the history
, answers from Broker/owner and the hole punch of photos..
It is also his opinion that when a vessel with balsacored deck is sitting fo a long while on the dock
, it could be a problem of moister ingress in the deck through the deckfittings, deckshardware and all the stuff which is screwed on the deck. And when it is not maintaind carfully.... in the worth case- you throwed your Money
out of the window whith a purchase
like that ..
As we know, when balsa turned from wood to kompost over the years you have a serious problem.
I hope this is not the case, and i will (Risk Nr. 2) hire a surveyor, cause theres no other way for me to asure the vessels condition. Exactly what you´r mentioned is on my mind as well. A Setup between the both Partys which are interested that the deal will work out. Cause when the surveyor is giving green light, i will fligh over and then do an "all in" Survey
and a seetrail with him... which is his business of course. No mather if i buy or not buy.
I think i will ask the surveyor directly ahead of this first step, how close he is working together with the boatbroker... i will check exactly of what his answer is. And he knows than, that i know... and we both prepaired.
Moistermeter is a must!
The vessels deck is not looking to bad, and she never ever had Teak
So thats the positiv thing about her.
So in your case, what have you done, after you discovered the soft/wet spots? Did you remove and rebuild parts
of the deck for renovation
? Is the deck of your vessel balsacored as well or airexfoam?