1st off, this is my 1st post to the forum but I have been lurking for awhile now. Lots of good data for sure! I've been in the market for a boat for a little bit and finally went to go see what I felt was THE ONE this afternoon. It's not perfect but by all means it's a cool boat. '75 Sanger Runner Bottom with a BBC and rigged fairly well. Needs lots of TLC and polishing but aside from that its a great boat. However I noticed a few things that I felt needed a better review so I thought this was the place to chat about it.....
I can't see any cracks in the floors or along the stringer areas and the boat does seem relatively clean. It once had carpet in the side areas of the boat and the current owner removed these and worked for many hours on removing the glue residue and trying to clean up the inside of the boat. There are traces of old glue here and there but for the most part he did well. The center section, between the stringers is painted and look cool but it's obviously old and cracked/faded etc... There is a weird Milky white appearance that I can see in the middle of the the floor on both sides of the motor area. The front of the boat doesn't exhibit this at all but in the back it shows up pretty well right in the middle of the floor between the stringer and the side of the boat. The floor appears normal, i.e. wood colored on the far sides and then again close into the stringers. My fear is that the boat is de-laminating in this zone or has potential water damage of some sort? However there are no cracks or signs of damage anywhere? The boat is super solid and you can't feel any movement in these areas but for some reason the white appearance is bothering me? Is this typical? Or is it a sure sign of a future Shit Fiesta in the hull of the boat?
Thanks so much!