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    Plastic valves?

    I was looking at a 1982 30' Newport which I really liked however it had these valves. There's 5 I think. The owner said they've been working well for the past 40 yrs and he didn't seem concerned. I was concerned. And how about the corrosion? What could be doing that? It's either the intake or...
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    Boat Buying Blues

    I have been looking for a 30' sailboat for the past year and a half. Traveled hours to see "excellent" boats that turn out to have black mold, wet decks, bad engines, and rotting bulkheads. Except for yesterday when I checked out a really nice Catalina that the owner had put lots of time and...