Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 22-05-2017, 10:09   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 38
Hull damage how bad is it?

We are looking at a nice hunter 38, 2007 overall great condition, but I noticed a small damaged area on the hull above the water line (possible docking mishap), I snapped some pictures and was wondering how bad it can be to fix/or what kind of issue it could represent in the long run..
Also I noticed a very slight demarcation on the keel to hull joint , nothing exceptional but was wondering if anyone ever experienced them on hunters of this generationClick image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170521_171933.jpg
Views:	365
Size:	15.8 KB
ID:	148195Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170521_171940.jpg
Views:	319
Size:	13.9 KB
ID:	148196Attachment 1Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170521_172239.jpg
Views:	287
Size:	33.6 KB
ID:	148197Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170521_172021.jpg
Views:	277
Size:	46.1 KB
ID:	148198
__________________

nathan007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2017, 10:54   #2
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Jacksonville/ out cruising
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 31,110
Re: Hull damage how bad is it?

Get a pro to look, that hull damage may not be superficial, the circular rings would have me worried that there could be delamination or dis-bonding to be more precise.
May not be a concern though, but I would want a professional opinion.

On edit, Hunter has an excellent owners group, when I was looking, they told me exactly what to look for, and I found what they told me to look for too.
__________________

a64pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2017, 11:23   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wherever the wind takes me
Boat: Bristol 41.1
Posts: 987
Re: Hull damage how bad is it?

Not too serious, but it will require a skilled gelcoat/fiberglass tech to make an invisible repair.
redsky49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2017, 23:36   #4
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,205
Images: 52
Re: Hull damage how bad is it?

That's a pretty good sized repair, that boat hit something pretty hard. Get a solid quote or two for repairs and use that to negotiate down price. Be sure there is no interior damage in that area as well, such as a delaminated bulkhead or the like.
__________________
O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,

Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.
minaret is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2017, 23:44   #5
cruiser

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pangaea
Posts: 10,856
Re: Hull damage how bad is it?

The keel joint looks normal, if there were any watery streaks of rust running down, that would be cause to be concerned. But just a little bottom paint chipping at the joint isn't a problem.

See if you can get a look at the hull repair from the inside or a receipt from the previous owner for the repair. Usually the yard making the repair will have taken photos of the work when it was done and as the work progressed.

If it's superficial, which is what it looks like in the photo, The repair kinda looks like someone tried to use a rough polishing wheel to gring down a deep scratch, then neglected the finishing steps of finer grit and wet sanding to finish the job properly. Maybe afraid he'd cut to deep through the gelcoat. But only so much can be seen via photos. Looks like the job wasn' t finished off properly.
Kenomac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2017, 08:32   #6
Registered User
 
taxwizz's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Toronto
Boat: Small yellow rubber ducky
Posts: 597
Re: Hull damage how bad is it?

Remember...
The hull may have been cleaned up before you saw it and serious damage freshly covered up .
taxwizz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2017, 08:33   #7
Sponsoring Vendor
 
YachtBroker's Avatar

Community Sponsor

Join Date: May 2015
Location: Kemah, Texas
Boat: 2006 Catalina 350
Posts: 201
Send a message via Skype™ to YachtBroker
Re: Hull damage how bad is it?

Circular area most likely a hard impact. A good boat yard should be able to diagnose and give you a quote. Should have been noticable before you made an offer but maybe you didn't have access to that side of the boat. It happens.

Big thing would be to make sure there has been no further delamination from that impact. A good surveyor should be able to sound it out and use a moisture meter to tell you.
__________________
Kent Little, CPYB
Kent@LittleYachtSales.com
1983-2018-Over 35 Years of Professional Yacht Sales
Direct line-713-817-7216--Houston Texas
YachtBroker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-05-2017, 09:01   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 38
Re: Hull damage how bad is it?

I just noticed it recently , the boat was freshly waxed so I guess imperfections were easier to see..
The boat was surveyed last fall and there ate no mentions of this issue in the report, everything checked with the moisture detector is low content except for the rudder which was rated low/medium and the engine mount area at low/medium also. I will try to get a chance to check from the inside
__________________

nathan007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hull

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hull and Damage Done !!! Snkr Construction, Maintenance & Refit 8 06-05-2012 06:22
Catalac 9m Hull Damage sonerai Multihull Sailboats 11 09-07-2011 02:38
37 Hunter .. Bad Damage Terry Conroy Our Community 2 17-06-2011 00:40
Crash Blankets and Hull Damage Stillraining General Sailing Forum 14 30-08-2010 18:09
Ericson 35 Damage to Deck/Hull DriftingNowhere Construction, Maintenance & Refit 6 19-11-2008 07:14

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:50.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.