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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Hull inspection

    Quote Originally Posted by DazzyWoo View Post
    parts are either no longer available or prohibitively expensive.
    A marina neghbour rewired the nav lights in the arch and stiff on the same switch bank in the conventional way as the seaplex stuff was not functioning.

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    Permission was denied. Totally understand that.

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    It’s surprising how much you can see with the naked eye between waterline and deck and above deck for stress cracks, use the light and work yourself around a hull.
    below the waterline antifouling will be cracked with spiders web concentric rings or lines where a hull is stressed when it has dried out.
    I can’t see what scraping would show you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bandit View Post
    It’s surprising how much you can see with the naked eye between waterline and deck and above deck for stress cracks, use the light and work yourself around a hull.
    below the waterline antifouling will be cracked with spiders web concentric rings or lines where a hull is stressed when it has dried out.
    I can’t see what scraping would show you?
    Didn’t see any anti-foul cracking so seemed all fine. Pulled out interior seating but inside of hull had carpet glued over it.
    Legs had loads of play in them. Dented props.
    Port engine very rusty around cylinder head and fuel injectors. No valve clearance service history.
    Sumps a little rusty. Lots of belt dust.
    Fuel smell around fuel taps.
    Missing paper work.

    So not for me unless substantial price drop.

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by russ View Post
    Didn’t see any anti-foul cracking so seemed all fine. Pulled out interior seating but inside of hull had carpet glued over it.
    Legs had loads of play in them. Dented props.
    Port engine very rusty around cylinder head and fuel injectors. No valve clearance service history.
    Sumps a little rusty. Lots of belt dust.
    Fuel smell around fuel taps.
    Missing paper work.

    So not for me unless substantial price drop.
    Seems to me like you are expecting a new boat for second hand money. These are 15 - 20 years old now
    Only ever look down on a person when you are bending over to help them up.

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    Default Re: Hull inspection

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
    Seems to me like you are expecting a new boat for second hand money. These are 15 - 20 years old now
    My boat is the same age but wouldn't exhibit any of these flaws, albeit the engines aren't as cosmetically mint as some on here.

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    Default Re: Hull inspection

    Quote Originally Posted by russ View Post
    Permission was denied. Totally understand that.
    Buy Dusty Wings Riva instead.

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    Default Re: Hull inspection

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
    Seems to me like you are expecting a new boat for second hand money. These are 15 - 20 years old now
    If it were 50 years old I would still expect to see a certain amount of care and some history with a boat before I would buy it.
    My description of faults are just a handful I noticed. Not to mention the faults with the Seaplex electrics etc.
    Sometimes you just get the feeling it’s not right whether it’s new or old.
    Last edited by russ; 29-07-19 at 16:51.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Hull inspection

    I wouldn't touch a S38 without the Destys certificate - it will be next to impossible to sell on to anyone other than a cash buyer who hasn't done their research. The vendor surely knows this.

    Guessing the boat is on D4s - in which case there is no valve adjustment guidelines in the service schedule. Belt dust will likely be the supercharger belts if ran in supercharger range for too long. Some people are not fussy about what the oily bits look like and never take a cloth to them.

    It does sound a little un-cared for

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    Default Re: Hull inspection

    Also look on the inside - lift up dear hatch etc and look at the bonding of stringers and internal mouldings etc.

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