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Old 10-22-2006, 12:32 PM
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Hey guys i need your opionions. My husband is thinking about buying a boat that sunk during Katrina. what are your thoughts on flood damaged boats (under water for 2 hours)? besides rebuilding the engines, new material on the seats and cabin, replacing gauges, ect. what are the risk of buying a flooded boat. is mold really a big problem? dont all boats have some mold? he can buy the boat really cheap.

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Only under water for two hours??
I doubt it, but if only under for two hours, I wouldn't think it would be too bad.
If you're already planning on doing a full re-rig - knock yourself out.
I would be suspect of all wiring and plumbing, and make sure the stringer system and Transom are dry.
The hull itself, it should be fine IMO.
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what kind of a boat are you looking at?
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Rat - how long was your tub under??



Are you getting that babe back together?? Haven't seen any pic's in awhile.
Or did you get yourself all wrapped up in Duct tape and super glue that you couldn't reach the camera?
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30 something cafe?
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Rat - how long was your tub under??



Are you getting that babe back together?? Haven't seen any pic's in awhile.
Or did you get yourself all wrapped up in Duct tape and super glue that you couldn't reach the camera?
i'll have it primer in a few more days.
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were ALL of the gauges and electrical components replaced? have you had it surveyed?
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were ALL of the gauges and electrical components replaced? have you had it surveyed?
make sure the surveyor has a moisture meter.
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nothing done to it yet except cabin bed and couches taken out to dry out. no survey but thats a good idea. thanks.
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Get a good survey, not some fly by night. Make sure the stringer system is ok. All cosmetic stuff can easily be replaced. It's winter where you're at so this would make a good project for you guys, and like you said if it can be picked up cheap, and it gets you safely out on the water, that's the bottom line. Hope it works out for ya all. Jeff
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