Catalina 27 with flex in port side cabin floor

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  1. Catalina dreamer

    Catalina dreamer

    Joined Jul 7, 2016
    1 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 30
    us sparrows point
    Hi, I am looking at buying a catalina 27. The boat was restored by a yard worker. Fopur years ago the boat had about 4-6 inches of water in the cabin from neglect- a possible hatch or through anchor well leak. The rest of the boat is almost perfect. Decks no major cracks, absolutely no soft spots.

    it has a wing keel, he ground the bottom down and put on 5 coats. The wing has a small smile crack but not sure its an issue. I really want to buy the boat, but am concerned about the cabin floor. I plan on getting a survey, but I want to know whether i'm wasting money and should walk away because of the cabin floor.

    George, The newbie

  2. Skipper


    Joined Oct 9, 2008
    1,672 posts, 308 likes
    Bristol 29.9
    US Dana Point
    Where exactly on the port side is it flexing?
    Might just be the liner. Could even be normal / expected flexing on this model.

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