Posted on Feb 7, 2020
Southern Marine Surveying
The swim platform on this old Carver was soft from core rot. I bet you can guess why! The rust stains around the boarding ladder mounting bolts is a tell-tale indicator that water has been leaking into the swim platform causing the core material to rot and the platform to get soft. A new swim platform will cost thousands. The boarding ladder will have to be replaced as well, as it is now it's dangerous to even use. Best to hire a surveyor before you buy that old boat!