I just spoke to someone who has a partially assembled Chesapeake 17 kit they need to part with, and I'm thinking of picking her up. I just emailed them to find out what state the kit is in (mainly to find out if I'm going to need to move 17' long strips of unbraced 4mm plywood down 60 miles of freeway)
Aside from the obvious logistical issues of a started kit, what should I look at? Were I building from a new kit, I'd know what mistakes I made. With someone else, I'm not sure how to tell, and how to determine what I should do about it. Are there any non-obvious (by which I mean less obvious than: the boat had a forklift driven through her) things which should make me walk away from the deal?