34ft Marine Trader Trawler Leaking Decks
There are only three types of Marine Trader/CHB/Hershine/Sea Chief 34ís:
Those that have been loved, all the rot in core replaced, the decks stripped of teak and recored - These are way overpriced
Those that have rot. If the decks have rot in the core itís in other places too. These are priced to market.
Those that have had shoddy/cheap fixes, like removing the teak but ignoring the rot, or spraying the whole mess with Durabak. Run away.
The same 3 types also apply to the black iron fuel tanks.
They are easy to work on, have an awesome layout, and are remarkably seaworthy despite what you may hear. The Lehman is practically bulletproof, and sips fuel.
Many crimes are often committed by previous owners as this is a common ďFirst big boatĒ
I paid 30K for mine in 2001, have $65K invested and a few thousand hours of my labor very pleased with it despite the fact itís probably worth 25K, but I really enjoy working on boats... If my story doesnít scare you off go for it, a GB36 is mighty fine (I had a 32) but a lot more money.
There isnít anything I havenít taken apart, rebuilt, or improved PM me if you want any advice.