I'm looking at a 1999 Sunsetter and the teak deck is pretty warped on it. The boat has higher hours over 1000 but I have been on a test drive on it and it runs great! Does any buddy have any idea what might cause this and should this be a sign to of misuse and I should stay away or what do you guys think?
Like the others have said it looks like they really did not take care of that boat. That is by far the most neglected teak deck I've seen. The prop will also discolor normally if it is not cleaned and the boat is left outside as well. Keep in mind, it does not take that long to clean and oil the deck (only a few minutes). So you know the owner did not take that mush care of the boat. I have a 96 and my deck still looks brand new. Unless your getting that boat for a dirt cheap. Have the motor and running gear check out by a dealer or pay a service person on the side to check it out.
If you do get the boat call the people below you can get a new deck way cheaper than a dealer/malibu also you can get a solid one or one with the access door if you add a wedge. Hope the info helps.
This company supplied and still supplies the teak decks for Malibu:
Man, I don't know about that 1. That teak deck is toast. Gel coat is extremely faded, and a very bad water line. Unless it's a killer deal, I'm not sure I would jump on that. It's obviously been sitting in the water for a while.
Yeah I did think it was a pretty good deal but now I am questioning it. The boat runs great and everything works I just get the feeling that the guy never wiped the thing down when he was done using it or took any care of the boat besides mechanically.
It has been used hard and probably neglected but for the right price I would not be scared. Just know what you are getting and expect to make some repairs down the road. I would have the boat checked out by a pro and make sure that everything is solid.
I think it is odd that here are only 2 supports to the platform. I have a Nautiqu 2001 which is super narrow and my boat has 4.