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1 year 2 months ago #2983 by Marc Bielefeld
Whitby 42 question was created by Marc Bielefeld
Dear Whitby owners and friends,
we are from Germany and intend to buy a Whitby 42. The boat is from 1979. We would like to know if anyone has had issues with osmosis? Or can that be neglected? Any tipps, issues we should look at before we buy that beautiful boat? Does anyone e.g. know whether the decks were connected to the hull with rivets or bolts during these late years of the seventies?
Thanks very much for your help - and best wishes to the community!
Silke and Marc from the Elbe river

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1 year 2 months ago #2984 by Steven Lott
Replied by Steven Lott on topic Whitby 42 question
Our 1982 Hull has had no problems.

My understanding of the hull-deck joint is they riveted it temporarily until the adhesive set and then bolted it.
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1 year 2 months ago #2985 by Roy Belcher
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Regarding blistering, our 1972 Whitby had blistered badly by 1989 - probably spending most its time in tropical waters. The hull was extensively repaired with multiple layers of clear epoxy and then barrier coated. I think you can expect either some blistering on a 1979 hull, but most have been repaired, as ours was.
Roy
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1 year 2 months ago #2986 by Mark Popiel
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Hi
I assume you have had or will have a survey done?
The Whitby site has a lot of information on problem areas and fixes. For example rudder enlargement and also improved fuel filtration with the addition of Racor filters. These would not necessarily come up in a survey.
My personal recommendation based on my experience is to, after purchase, inspect the fuel tanks by opening the inspection plates on the top of the tanks. A fuel polish will not remove sediment, but a rough passage with tanks at 1/4 full will sure churn it up and bad things soon follow.
Keep asking questions and I hope you have a good purchase experience.
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1 year 2 months ago #2988 by Marc Bielefeld
Replied by Marc Bielefeld on topic Whitby 42 question
Dear Whitby owners, thank you very much for your thoughts and information. That helps. We will look at the Whitby soon and then probably come to a decision. For us it is a rather big boat after a 35 feet wooden classic, so all the more we will have a very close look at the boat. Cross your fingers! And if there are more questions we would be glad to may be ask some more details. Thanks very much again and greetings from Germany, Silke and Marc

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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #2992 by John Bozeman
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Orca is Hull #68 1975
Just got a very thorough survey ,only issues were minor, but needed addressed ,
1 replaced thruhull & valves .
2 replaced cutless bearing & boot for the packing glan.
3 replace fuel sending unit.
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