Go Back   Cruiser Log World Cruising & Sailing Forums > Cruising Forums > General Cruising Forum
Cruiser Wiki

Join Cruiser Log Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-28-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
Ensign
 
canuckiwis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 36
Send a message via Yahoo to canuckiwis
Default

Hi All and Happy Holidays

We recently looked at purchasing a wooden boat (cold molded triple diagonal nz kauri), which sad to say did not work out (too expensive to repair). One troubling thing that happened in the survey occured during a lunch break- the surveyor set his coffee cup on the deck next to the toerail and inadvertently knocked it over.. he of course expected to see the coffee drain down the scupper about 10 cm astern, but instead it just disappeared - soaked straight down through the deck timber!!! Yikes! A further look revealed that the deck ply (under a nice, recently re-laid teak deck) was saturated. There was also swelling of the topsides planking, the edges of whic were obvious to see once up on the hard...

Anyway, as I sit here in post-Christmas contemplation of the year about to pass I got to thinking about lessons learned for the next (sigh) survey, whenever that happens. One of the things we noted during the survey was an odd greenish fuzz on the timbers just below the stern gland - an indication of wood rot? If I see that again in a wooden boat should I run away before going to an expesnive survey?

One thing I definitely took away from that survey is to not worry about spilling my coffee from now on

Cheers
__________________
canuckiwis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking For Experience --Green owenscott Crew Positions Wanted 0 10-19-2011 04:46 PM
Mr. Green calvarez The Tavern | Welcome Aboard 0 10-10-2008 02:16 AM
green 65x55BPD The Poop Deck 2 09-21-2005 02:32 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0