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Old 01-22-2019, 04:43 PM   #1
Capt Mike
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City: Old Lyme
Country: USA
Vessel Model: 2000 Mainship 30 Pilot Sedan
Join Date: Jul 2015
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Partially Submerged

I am looking at a 1980's vintage trawler. The broker informed me that the boat was partially submerged, up to the engine room about 4 years ago after it broke off it's mooring. The trawler appears to be in very good overall condition, the Cat 3208 was rebuilt, genset was replaced and I am told the boat was completely re-wired. I was told the owner operated the boat for two years following the grounding with no related issues.
Has anyone had any experience with recovering a boat after being submerged in salt water? Should I be concerned? Besides performing a full survey on the boat and engine are there any other checks I can conduct to ensure I won't have problems in the future? Or should I just walk away?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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