Looking at a Catalina 30

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by infy, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. infy
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    infy Junior Member

    This is definitely going to be a project boat and should be priced as such. The A-4 engine needs to be replaced due to compression readings of 0, 30%, 50%, and 50%.. I haven't had a survey done yet - today I went out just to take a look at it.

    The inside was wet and it's obvious all the windows and hatch are leaking. I did see something more concerning on the wood panels next to the floor. There's a horizontal stain and it almost looks like it had water sitting inside. I'd imagine the engine and some electronics were submerged?

    Attached photos. What do you guys think?

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  2. JamesG123
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    JamesG123 Senior Member

    I an't got time for that but YMMV.
  3. tpenfield
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    tpenfield Senior Member

    I think if you are looking for a project, you have arrived. I agree with your theory of water sitting in the cabin. You will have to decide if it all makes sense for you to take on.
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