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Old 01-31-2013, 04:35 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by smurphny View Post
I just joined this forum and have been restoring an old 1967 Alberg 35 for three years+ now.
I would love to see your progress. You should start a new thread and let us all in on the action.

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Some boats were overbuilt back when fiberglass was new. Heavy double with core hulls.

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It is worthwhile to remember that fibreglass technology has improved remarkably in the past 40 years. When considering an old fibreglass boat, ask the surveyor to test the resin for star cracks and if possible pliability. Often, glass which was laid up to an inch and a half thick, goes very brittle with age. Thickness alone is therefore not a good indication of the integrity of the hull.

In very thickly laid hulls, It is vital to check for large dark spots in the inner hull which need to be 'pricked'. If they contain water (often foul smelling) it is an indicator for osmosis which must not be ignored. Below the waterline is crucial for this and check for weeping and rust stains below the area where the chain plates are encased.
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Hi Jennifer or anyone asking this question,

Like many things in life, the size of one's budget usually determines what one can buy, but not necessarily what they need or should buy.

Of course the intended use and other needs make a difference too.

Without stating the available budget, there is not enough info to suggest a fitting yacht.

Age of the boat is less important than having one that fits the budget to purchase and prepare for the use and maintain.

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