Well it turns out I may not be joining the ranks of the Morganeers after all. Very disappointing survey yesterday. Apart from the total cluster f*** and general idiot rodeo at Telemar Bay Marina trying to haul out:
- There's a section of roving in the bilge ahead of the keel totally delaminated from one side to the other. Not sure what, but my guess is from an impact although no evidence from the keel of damage. This is a concern but not my biggest
- Engine leaks like a sieve and has not seen maintenance (including oil/filter change) in 5 years. Apart from the entire exhaust system blowing smoke, including from exhaust ports and hoses, the front, rear, oil pan seals are leaking, and looks like water pump could use a rebuild. All things I could do myself but a giant pain. Again, probably not a deal killer I'm good with engines and not intimidated by them although diesel is new to me.
- Cutlass bearing and possibly shaft log toast. Loads of play in the bearing and looks like log maybe too. It looks like rudder needs to be dropped to do this repair, is that correct? How is the log constructed/glassed in at the aft end? I'm told this is about $3,500, sound right?
- Biggest issue. Despite a peel and fresh bottom 3 years ago, loads of pox! Lots of small blisters all over, and some of them appear quite deep, down to the glass for sure. They weep clear not brown, but still a major problem. Possibly when they did the bottom before the hull was not allowed to dry properly.