Thanks a lot for all your replies and insight!
Upon seeing a 2013 survey
of the boat, there are several issues with the boat, one of them standing out especially. From the survey
beds are both cracked / torn at forward end / join with pan – amateur repairs
have done nothing. Main fiberglass rib
threshold is also torn . No further damage is noted further forward in the bilge
and this type of damage is more typically found in of vessels with a bolt-on keel
after a grounding than to those with the integral style keel
of this vessel. Underbody inspection
may, or may not explain this damage."
The seller had the boat on the hard
and he says they saw a hull
repair in the same area, they actually ground it to check for further damage, and they deemed it OK, re-repaired, painted and put back in the water
Other than the obvious "Stay away from it, moron!", would anyone consider any other course of action at this point?
Cheers and thanks again!
Ben & Christina