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.