[quote=Therapy;147520]Would any of those stop the purchase or just reduce the bid for repairs
I guess it would depend on the extent of the findings, and if the buyer was ready to take on a project
. It might also depend on if the seller was willing to fix it or negotiate the price
For instance: If there were some shifting of the main bulkhead, which is a structural bulkhead and transfers the loads of the mast to the hull
, how much shifting do you accept as normal? How much more is it going to move without affecting the structural integrity of the boat
? To try to correct this situation would be a major project
and expense. Replacing part of a rotten bulkhead forward is a minor project comparatively speaking, but still could cost some money
Some buyers are very willing to take on a project and others don't want to be bothered. I've had clients that were very happy that I found a lot of things wrong with the boat they were looking to buy, but when they realize that many (or all) of the items needed to be fixed so they could get insurance
coverage, they weren't so happy.
In any case, it all depends on the buyer and the seller being will to work
with each other to make the deals go through.