ws32 questions before survey

  • February 23, 2024 11:40 AM
    Message # 13320058
    Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm looking to buy ws32 and have been in contact with the dealer. I was wondering what questions can I ask the dealer before arranging a survey and traveling to see it?

    Many thanks
  • February 23, 2024 4:01 PM
    Reply # 13320169 on 13320058

    Hi  Thomas , Get Bud's service manual for 32's . That will give you a pretty good idea of what goes wrong . Also look around here , everything has been discussed at least twice .

    Where are you roughly ? What are your plans ? 

    Mark .

  • February 24, 2024 5:19 AM
    Reply # 13320276 on 13320058

    Hi Mark, thanks for your reply. Thanks I've been reviewing Bud's manual, so great to see this is available. I've also been looking online. The reason I've posted here is to give me some idea of what a boat dealer can potentially answer before the surveyor verifies.

    Is it reasonable to ask for the below?

    1. hull number, gelcoat age, known osmosis areas, known leaks

    2. Age/state of the mast

    3. engine, shaft, propeller hours since overhaul/replacement

    4. if/when standing rigging and chainplates were replaced (bargaining point)

    5. if/when head had overhaul (bargaining point)

    6. if/when tanks were cleaned out (bargaining point)

    I like creative way of solving problems using the good enough approach and can manage interior/electrical and basic engine faults

    my aim is coastal sailing with a mentor and mid term slowly transition into live-aboard for few weeks/months on/off to complete longer passages and long term full time cruising, mentoring.

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  • February 24, 2024 1:20 PM
    Reply # 13320383 on 13320058

    I would say it is reasonable to ask all the things you stated but I doubt a broker will know all the answers to your questions .

    I think for most of your questions you will need to talk to the owner .

    Have you found a boat yet ? 

    Good luck , keep us posted . Mark .

    Last modified: February 24, 2024 6:25 PM | Anonymous member