Originally Posted by spearomurray
Update: Just went to check the boat out. It is indeed hypalon. Structurally, the boat seems ok. Everything non-structural seems to be coming unglued. i.e., the tape along the sides of the boat that holds the line on. The stern plate is secure and sound, the floor is ok. The black rubber tape along the seam that runs the perimeter of the boat is run with small cracks. Most of the Zodiac stickers are cracked and peeling off. However, all the seams running the diameter of the tube show no signs of coming unglued. The hypalon material itself did not appear to have any cracks. The motor started up second pull. I got the guy down to 1500, but walked out. Do you think it would be worth heading back?
The boat is 35 years old.
I would expect some issues.
Do the baffles isolate the chambers properly? Is the bottom of the transom soft?
If not, $1500 is probably fair...$1000 engine / $500 boat?