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Old 07-08-2017, 21:21   #1
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Request for advice

Hi this a request for some advice. I have experience with motor driven boats but not so much sail.
We have been looking at sail boats around 25 / 27 feet. Today I looked at a 1979 Oday 25 (in the water) generally in good condition for it's age but two things stood out.
1. the base of the compression post was quite rotten. It is sheathed into the hull above one end of the keel, with fibreglass and appears to be just pressure fit to the underside of the super structure. What is odd that the rott is above the cabin deck level , this if I am not mistaken tells me that the boat has held water in the cabin for some time.
Question:- Although I can replace this post, are there wood supports within the hull that may be rotten as well?

2. The swing keel was stuck solid
Question would you take a chance and buy this without pulling out for hull inspection.

3. What would be the approximate cost of sail replacement Main and Jib?

Look forward to any help.
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Sounds kinda risky. I'd keep looking.
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In my opinion that age and size of boats are usually almost give aways, keep looking. There are many out there, many as the value is almost nil are not aggressively marketed
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, AJ.
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