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Old 12-23-2009, 04:43 AM   #15
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RE: Newbie Here

"I dont' think it's a rule of thumb assumption that an old trawler will be a headache just because it's old.

The death of the sealants over time is usually the cause of the slide into DOOM on most boats , weather big buck or cheapos.

When the SEALANTS got old (about 8 years for most) weather the owner did the necessary work is the question, sadly in many (if not most ) cases the cost outweighed the owners pockets.

So a decade or two later the results are one heck of a lot of repairs and catchup.

Any boat with a solid GRP deck should have far less catch up to do.

Though , windlass , stanchions , windows , deck fills and every penetration will be suspect , and probably need re bedding , at least.

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