I just had a 42 Sport Cruiser surveyed. In the report he's calling the board that runs along the hull joint on the sides of the hull in the stern a stringer. I don't think that's correct. I'm not sure what the purpose of this wood is whether it's to provide an attach point for the deck or stiffening for the lower rub rail near the waterline. Any insight would be helpful. 

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What does he say about it?

He says there's rot in the ends of the stringers in the report. There is a little in the end grain, but the way it's written I can see the insurance company freaking out about it. I just want to get it worded better before I send it to them. 

Drew Schneiderbauer said:

What does he say about it?

We usually think of stringers as the main structural components that give our hulls rigidity. Technically, a stringer is any support bonded to the hull running along the longitudinal access of that hull. The stringers in question may just support the cockpit sole, or they could be there to stiffen that area of he hull.

You should go back to the surveyor and have him write up a report stating exactly what the purpose of these stringers are and an estimated cost to repair. This cost should be negotiated into the purchase price as your insurance co will probably want this repaired before insuring the boat. 

My repair plan is to just cut the last couple inches off and seal the end, where it's abit soft isn't even bonded to the boat. I really wish he didn't put that in the report at all because as far as rot goes it's basically nothing. 

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