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pmccrodan posted 05-04-2001 06:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for pmccrodan   Send Email to pmccrodan  
Hi! I'm looking at a boat that has a wavy side. Is this delamination? How could I tell for sure? What would it take to fix?
OutrageMan posted 05-04-2001 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I am not sure if it is delamination. My bet without seeing it is that it was removed from the mold too early, or the mold was not perfectly clean when it was used, or the mold was nearing the end of it's life cycle.

Brian

PeterMcC posted 05-05-2001 03:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for PeterMcC  Send Email to PeterMcC     
It's me again. I have uploaded a series of four powerpoint slides of pictures I took of another whaler I am looking at. The web address is:
http://members.home.net/petermccrodan/whaler/

On the first slide, the top picture and the bottom left picture show areas that appear to have been repaired and gelcoated. The bottom right picture shows the engine mounting bolts and dark areas around them. Do they look ominous?

The second slide top left shows damage tothe trim around the bow. How much would it cost to fix? The bottom left shows marks on the spray rail. What are these? It also shows a small chip in the gelcoat I assume needs repair or water will get in? The picture on the right shows what appears to be a bilge pump?

On slide three top left shows some pretty grotty electrics, while bottom right is an extreme close up of the point wher the bow hookeye enters the hull. Is it normal to have this kind of damage? Should I be wary of water entry here or other problems?

Slide four shows the whole boat and trailer. No motor comes with this package. Is the hardtop and its stainless supports expensive?

Thanks to anybody who replies.

OutrageMan posted 05-05-2001 04:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I preface what I am going to say by saying that I can only look at the pictures you provided, and can not get near the boat.

My advice....

RUN AWAY FROM IT AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!!!

That boat is in very bad shape. What was repaired was an awful job, and to me looks just like it was painted over.

It looks like it was never treated well at all, and I suspect that the foam is wet, and that much of the problems will be structural rather than cosmetic.

Brian

Tom W Clark posted 05-05-2001 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Peter,

I agree with Brian that the boat is in pretty poor shape and was not well cared for, but there is nothing in the photos that I have not seen before and I doubt there is anything that could not be overcome. The questions for you are: Do you want a project boat? What could you buy it for? If the price is right you could have yourself a nice mid 1980's Montauk.

I've no doubt that the hardtop cost a bit when it was added. Perhaps you could sell it and recoup some of the purchase price. At any rate I'd lose it. Apart from that all the original parts are there, they just need a substantial amount of rejuvination.

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