My 82' Mainship was bought as salvage, she had gone all the way down, a complete sinking!
This was in 1995. The engine was removed and run within 24 hours the genset only pickled. After 60 days I was able to purchase the boat and begin reconstruction. The bow thruster motor was removed and soaked in fresh water then baked. All wiring harnesses were cut back and re spliced. I could go into all the work which was done but I will only touch on the results.
After 16 years most all the wiring is functional. The bow thruster is still functional, there still is dry mud which shows up now and then. The fiberglass repair on the bottom continues to be perfect.
To me, this was a perfect way to get into a boat a could not have afforded at that time. It was purchased @ 10% if the insured value. If I were to find my next boat under similar circumstances I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
Anyone know of a Krogen 39 that's gone down?