"Samantha B", Fisher Northeaster Lying Essex
The hull was professionally resprayed some years ago and displays a good finish with only one or two minor scratches.
When lifted out three years ago there were a number of small blisters which were dry. The hull was sandblasted , rubbed down and coated with a two pot epoxy paint system.
On each of the two subsequent lift-outs a reduced number of small blisters were evident and if the same pattern is repeated then on the next lift out there should be very few.
The masts appear to be in good condition. The original gold anodising is wearing off due to weather but no worse than to be expected on a vessel of this age.
This was renewed approx 10 years ago and appears to be in good condition.
All renewed within the last three years.
All external wood has been well maintained and is in very good condition.
All systems, lights, instruments and navigational equipment is in working order.
The engine was replaced 10 years ago and has been properly and regularly maintained. At the time of replacement the opportunity was taken to also replace the gearbox, shaft and propeller The engine does not require oil topping up between services as the consumption is negligible.
Most of the varnish work is sound but there is fading in some areas which are in direct sunlight. The floors are carpeted and the upholstery is not bad. The foam backed vinyl headlining is good in most areas but re-gluing is desirable in one or two places.
The coach roof and decks are generally good with no sign of “chalking” which is sometimes seen on vessels which have not been regularly polished. There are a few small impact cracks where probably tools have been dropped over the years but the overall impression is good.
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