I have been on/inspected one and am intimately aware of another that had wet keel bolts
, wet skeg, wet rudder
foam, and multiple wet spots in the core
. All of these problems have more to do with the lack of proper maintenance
than any sort of flawed design. Any good surveyor
will catch most, if not all of these problems on boats of this vintage. I would make sure the boat has been out of the water
for a while before you test for moisture below the water
is bolted on and then encapsulated in glass. Provided the glass hasn't delaminated or there is no moisture in the keel bolts
, I've never heard of a problem with the iron.
Having said that, I love the apparent functionality of the boat, particularly the interior
arrangement for a single
hander or couple with occasional guest. I don't believe it was designed with IOR/CCA influence at all, pure cruiser. Quirky French but good.