Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by Ali Urganci, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. Ali Urganci

    Ali Urganci New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm about to buy my first sailboat, and I'm not really into sailing so I have some questions about the boat before I go see her. It is a 30ft Beneteau First 1988.

    -You can see in the photo of the keel, there is something like a crack. Do you think it is cracked, or it is just the paint? if it is cracked, is it a big problem or can easily be fixed?

    -The propeller looks very old and dusty. Should that be replaced immediately? or can I sail her like that and replace it 2-3 months later?

    And the bottom also looks dirty. Not that bad though. Is painting a must, or can I fix the cracks only for now and paint it later?

    Thank you very much!!!

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  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    Sorry, but it really isn't a good idea to buy a sailboat if you are new to sailing. Instead, learn to sail on a boat that is (somewhat) similar to what you are dreaming about. Once you have acquired some sailing fundamentals, and are considering a boat that is for sale, pay for a survey. One cannot judge just from a few pictures and your life is at stake...

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