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Moody Eclipse 33

  • Thread starter Ian Dodsworth
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Ian Dodsworth

I am looking to buy a Moody Eclipse 33 and understand that there may be a problem with the keel joint and or bolts. A boat I am looking at is 300 miles from where I live so I am keen to check as much as I can before making the trip. With this in mind I have asked for and recieved an extensive number of photographs. One of the photographs shows the keel/boat seam. This shows rust along the seam which gets prgresively worse towards the bow. At the front of the keel the rust has eroded a small part of the top edge of the keel. Could this rust indicate that the seam has failed and how much would it cost to drop the keel, remake the seal and install new bolts and backing plates?