I'm considering picking up a mid 80's 36 for what I feel is a decent price considering the work the boat needs. During my inspection of it I found soft decks on the port side just above the head. No big deal since core replacement isn't exactly hard. However, After further poking around below, the bulkhead for the port chainplate has a significant amount of rot right in the area below the chain plate, where the settee butts up against the bulkhead.
I searched around but couldn't find any documentation for someone else having replaced the bulkhead to get an idea of the labor hours involved in such an adventure.
Is this something I should consider tackling or is it a big enough deal that I should walk away from the boat?
<em>Nothing</em> is more expensive than a cheap boat :)
'86 Catalina 36
Work in progress!