I am looking at a used bravo tomorrow and I have a few question that I am hoping that can be answered in a short time.
1. The boat has a crack in the plastic at the upper pintle and what appears to be a small deformation on the side of the hull. I can do the plastic weld, but I am curious if the pintle is attached to a plate that secures both upper and lower or if the nuts are just in the plastic with no backing plate.
2. The sail shows some sun fading where the color is gone the outside of the leech edge and on the foot. Can the sail loose its color without having significant effect on the performance of the sail. Ofcourse if the threads are separating I'll walk away.
3. It's a 2003 model and saw lots of time in the sun is there anything specific I should look for regarding sun damage. Also, are parts readily available for this older boat and is it possible to upgrade the early parts to the later parts if I need to in the future.
The boat also has a boom kit and the asking price is $500. I think its a good deal, it's 1 1/2 hnours from my house, so I am seeking an experienced opinion before I take the drive.
Please see the photos and thanks in advance for answering
UPDATE: I bought the boat and posted a second reply to this message, but it has not been approved yet....
I will be plastic welding the crack, ordering a few parts and I will continue to post here with my repair progress. I asked a question in my next post, so hopefully it will appear soon.