Started last week.. 1969 46' Riv.: Eng, 8 v71's and Perkins have 850hrs. found a trip log for years back most trips were 50 miles, out of water for the last four Yrs. Several surface weld plates were applied ALONG THE UPPER CHINE from the stern to 6' forward and and coal tar bottom applied at that time. We performed new audio gage @ 60 locations using a 2 sq ft grid. Had the hull diagram for the audio gage from 4 yrs ago to use as a guide. Reading were pretty consistent 10 MM, found a small area on pin hole seepage about 6" x 6". Drilled four holes in the hull up from the keel 6" to check the integrity of the steel, appears to be sound. The surface plate fixes while not good looking probably are OK since the metal all around them is 10MM. Removed all old carpet, drapes, had mold removed and treated decreased eng room, and surface rust from bilge, worst was under the Master St RM deck aft of engs.. Batteries gone, need new Charger. Toe Rail gone. There were only 110 vac bilge pumps since the boat evidently was always dock side. Used on the average of 20 hrs/yr. There appears to be a 12vdc bus with with CB panel, but unable to get shore power to boat on this trip. Topsides are good, evidently it has been under cover most of it's life.
All engs turn over, now must fix the hull, add shore power, put her in the water and check running gear.
Happy so far......... SO I:
BOUGHT her AS IS/WHERE IS now.
Any comments, recommendations and/or advice is greatly appreciated.