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Old 25-01-2022, 22:44   #1
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Strange marks in Hull

Hi all, I have been looking at purchasing my first yacht proper and found one I liked, before I try and initiate a full blown inspection I have been asking what I hope are pertinent questions and asking for photos of everything. Enclosed is a picture of the hull which had me concerned as it seems there have been numerous series of three holes drilled into the hull below the waterline, see photo attached, can anyone tell me what this is? I have a worry it maybe some sort of delamination fix? However I maybe completely wrong. Any ideas gratefully received.
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Old 25-01-2022, 23:02   #2
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On the surface it appears quite alarming. We need more details to provide responsible opinions. Type of boat, make, model, age, construction, additional pictures, etc.
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How long has it been sitting on jacks? That looks like someone's idea of a very bad joke. I'd poke around and see how far they extend into the hull. You might even find where the holes come out of in the bilge.
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How much do you like the boat? If you really, really feel that it could be the one then put some outrageous figure on the repair, stipulating that it is to be done by your contractor and deduct it from the offer. See what the response is.
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On the surface it appears quite alarming. We need more details to provide responsible opinions. Type of boat, make, model, age, construction, additional pictures, etc.
Its a GRP hull,1976 Waiquez 43 and unfortunately I am nowhere near the boat to investigate further so am at the mercy of the Sales person currently.There are at least two other areas with the same series of holes which all seem to have been filled in apart from these ones?

I believe its only been on the hard since the start of this winter but I maybe wrong. Sorry information is scant as I am not getting much from the sales chappie and its going to cost me a lot to visit so trying to ascertain if its worth the punt at the moment.
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"...Waiquez..."

aaa, that one...
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"...Waiquez..."

aaa, that one...
Please, enlighten us.
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On the surface it appears quite alarming. We need more details to provide responsible opinions. Type of boat, make, model, age, construction, additional pictures, etc.
Its a GRP hull,1976 Waiquez 43 and unfortunately I am nowhere near the boat to investigate further so am at the mercy of the Sales person currently.There are at least two other areas with the same series of holes which all seem to have been filled in apart from these ones?

I believe its only been on the hard since the start of this winter but I maybe wrong. Sorry information is scant as I am not getting much from the sales chappie and its going to cost me a lot to visit so trying to ascertain if its worth the punt at the moment.
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"...Waiquez..."

aaa, that one...
So whats the word on the street regarding this boat? Seems you are familiar with it.
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Hi,

Could be boat manufacturing early, hull transfer, moving etc. holes? Ask the manufacturer directly, here's the link.


https://www.wauquiez.com/en/book-an-essay

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Its a GRP hull,1976 Waiquez 43 and unfortunately I am nowhere near the boat to investigate further so am at the mercy of the Sales person currently.There are at least two other areas with the same series of holes which all seem to have been filled in apart from these ones?

I believe its only been on the hard since the start of this winter but I maybe wrong. Sorry information is scant as I am not getting much from the sales chappie and its going to cost me a lot to visit so trying to ascertain if its worth the punt at the moment.
Seems like the sales guy should be able to fill you in to your satisfaction, or you should move along.

I think you know the answer here.
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Were you able to get inside and see what is on the other side? Are they connected to something?

Also where on the boat are these holes.

On the stern of our gemini catamran, there are 2 holes by each rudder. They are there on purpose as there is a separate interior bulkhead to control water that comes in around the rudder and provides a way for it to flow out.

Update: after I hit post, I saw you aren't at the boat...have the salesman get some pictures of the interior of the hull by the holes.
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Is that a cored hull? If so, could be an attempt to drain out moisture. Not a good sign if so.

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Is that a cored hull? If so, could be an attempt to drain out moisture. Not a good sign if so.

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I dont know if the Waiquez 43 is a cored hull but thats exactly what I though it was an attempt to dry or rebond the hull, but my experience is minimal hence asking the question.
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Is that a cored hull? If so, could be an attempt to drain out moisture. Not a good sign if so.

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may be, but why are the holes so close together and I think they should be covered with epoxy and painted over.

the surveyor can measure humidity if the store moves forward

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