Reply To: Dufour 365 keel problem, advice needed! (sale pending)

Willliam Payne

    Hi Stephen,
    I have only just joined the Dufour Association, so very interested to see your post. I have a Dufour 32 Classic (year2000) I purchased it 10 years ago and had a surveyor look at it, which was a mistake because if I had relied on myself I would have realised there was a problem with the keel. Anyway water kept appearing in the bilge and it transpired that it was through the keel bolts. It cost me in excess of £8000 (10 years ago) not including lifting the boat etc. Jeremy Rogers Boatbuilders removed the keel and strengthened the bilge and refitted. It’s all good now but had I known about it at the time, I would definitely have walked away from the sale. Just saying!!
    Best regards