Stress cracks ???

Corrosion, Paint, Through Hulls, etc.
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Re: Stress cracks ???

Postby Hiramsaint » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:58 pm

Thanks ddependo, that's the ad. It's a decent price until the welding part came up. No worries as I'm pretty stuck on a 32 FBS.
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Re: Stress cracks ???

Postby Hiramsaint » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Busia wrote:Sounds like someone's boat left at his shop and being sold for storage fees. Might be a deal at the right price.

Very well could be. I'd like to have the trailer. I expect mine--when I get it-- to be here at the ponderosa for awhile while I set it up. Being able to move it about during that time would be a huge plus.
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Re: Stress cracks ???

Postby EWRice » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:27 pm

The only time I have seen so called "stress cracks" in a metal hulled boat was when the hull was allowed to get substantial amount of water in it that froze solid over the winter. That was on a Roamer but I was amazed at how many welds were cracked. They decided to cut her up after that.
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Re: Stress cracks ???

Postby javalin390 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:31 pm

That sounds like the most likely story, although I was thinking that it was left in the lake during the winter, the opposite of forgetting to pull the drain plugs while in drydock and water freezing inside the hull.
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Re: Stress cracks ???

Postby Rockit » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:23 pm

I agree, it sounds like they mean there were defects in the original welds.

This is why a report from good marine surveyor who is familiar with aluminum boats is helpful. I remember mine going over the welds.
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Re: Stress cracks ???

Postby bill » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:44 pm

32' Fisherman with new rebuilt motors. :o From the pictures it does not look like there was a lot of welding going on. :o It would surely need a good Marinette surveyor to look at it first. :) If I was just 20 years younger and a billionaire. :idea:
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