Looking at used Hurley 22, would appreciate current owners opinion

Pikor

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Hi,

I was looking yesterday at the Hurley (Hurlwind) 22 and there is a few things which raised my concerns but I don't know what to thing about them. I would like to know how it originally looks like on H22. I have no previous experience with assessing boat condition, apologies in advance if my questions are dumb.

Number 1, bow chainplate. Should it look like this?
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And number 2, Shroud chainplates appear to be glassed over. Lining removed. FG seems to be less old than the hull material. Is it normal? And how to evaluate their condition?
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I had a hurley 22 back in the eighties. My set head fitting suffered a crak identical to the one in your photo. Had it welded up at Dartmouth Naval College and was good for many years thereafter. These boats are pretty solid and most issues are easily fixed if you are prepared to have a go. The mast can be dropped and the fitting unbolted. Get it welded and reinforced then refit.
 

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That stemhead fitting looks to have been rather badly welded with a stick welder. Best take it off and have it redone. I am not saying it isn't strong enough, just looks amateur, so a bit suspect.
 

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most hurleys were well built and are amongst the best small boats for its length around imho .nice and stiff and quite sea kindly .
 

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That stemhead has clearly failed and been bodged. There are plenty other boats in this sort of price bracket, keep on looking for a better one imo.
 
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most hurleys were well built and are amongst the best small boats for its length around imho .nice and stiff and quite sea kindly .

Yes mine was a tough little thing, albeit a 24'. She handled some huge waves (my mistake..) in the Dover Strait, and if I wanted another little Bermudan I would look at Hurleys first.
 
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