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Old 10-16-2015, 04:28 PM   #11
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The boat had been taken from the water 24 hours previously and the old anti fouling was cleaned off before the surveyor arrived.

My surveyor said the moisture reading were abnormally high.. He scraped it back to the gel coat and said "visual indicators of blisters starting to appear". He reckoned blisters would appear in 2 years. A second opinion was given by a surveyor employed by the vendor. He denied any signs of blisters or osmosis, but agreed that the moisture readings were abnormally high.

This was on the exterior hull. He could not test the interior hull because he could not get to it.

On the plus side, no works or attempted repairs had been done.

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Old 10-16-2015, 04:30 PM   #12
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Nope, walk away. Disaster (in terms of costly repairs) about to happen.
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:27 PM   #13
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When he scraped down to the gel coat was the reading still high!

Sounds like a walk away.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:30 PM   #14
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Unfortunately yes. It's so disappointing but I must be realistic.

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Old 10-20-2015, 03:23 PM   #15
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Hi all

I just wanted to thank you for all your advice. Having weighed up all the pros and cons, I did indeed walk away. I decided that to buy her was too risky.

I really do appreciate all your help.

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