Jefferson 42 Sundeck

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by sunflower100, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. sunflower100
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    sunflower100 New Member

    We are considering purchasing a 1987 Jefferson 42 Sundeck and would like to hear any comments on this boat, positive and negative.

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  2. WestVanHan
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  3. ClarkT
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    ClarkT Senior Member

    Jefferson 42 - beware

    sunflower, I hope I'm not too late getting back to you. My dad had a Jefferson 42 of the same vintage with a laundry list of problems you would not believe.

    For Starters:
    -Improperly bedded fittings above and below waterline.
    -Rotten Balsa core in hull sides, swim platform, sun deck, deck.
    -Mild steel valves seized with rust.
    -Failed welds in fuel tank.

    Proceed with caution and get a surveyor that you trust.
     
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  4. WestVanHan
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    Clark UR correct,but I chose not to give much advice re. surveyors,as he is the usual 1 or 2 poster looking for free help (on other forums also) without giving any in return,nor bothering to reply back.
     
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