Moody 37 How to check/repair the chainplate knees?

Nick Tyler

Temporary Member
#1
Hi,
I am looking to buy my first boat, a Moody 37, built in 1985.

The survey says that the chainplate knees are suspect, as well as the point where the babystay goes through the coachroof.

Also, the hull apparently needs drying out, but has a clear epoxy coat, which might slow down the drying.

Has anybody got any clues/tips/advice on how to go about this? I saw a PBO article earlier in the year about replacing the knees on a different boat, and it looked like quite severe surgery.

Would this put me off buying?

Thanks
 

Paul Mear

Paul Mear
Member
Boat name
GUSTO
Berth
Shotley Marina
Boat type
Moody 31 MkI
Cruising area
East Coast
#2
Nick,

All these things are repairable but the costs can vary enormously depending on the extent of the defects. If you are looking to buy, I suggest you (or preferably the seller) gets detailed quotes for the work and offset that against the purchase price. Or better still, get the seller to complete the work to the satisfaction of your surveyor prior to purchase.
 

Dominic Dobson

Dominic Dobson
Member
Boat name
RAMBLER
Berth
Gourock
Boat type
Moody 37
Cruising area
Clyde
#4
Nick,
Recently had forward baby stay repaired on 37 £1000 for removal, renewal and strengthening of bar under deck and repair to gel coat, photos attached of original bar and reinforced. I removed internal joinery to save on cost
 

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