Soft Balsa Core
New to Flying Scot's here!
I am looking at a Flying Scot with a soft section in the aft deck. It is approximately 3 feet long by 1.5 feet wide. All other balsa is fine. The soft area is dry, and according to the owner it has remained the same size ever since the year that it happened. I am wondering how much this will affect the boat, and whether there is any danger (structurally) of just sailing the boat as-is.
The asking price is $4k, and the boat comes with two sets of sails (main and jib); one set was purchased only for racing and is nearly new. Also comes with spinnaker. Motor mount, Sailor's Tailor full cover, so-so quality non-galvanized trailer also included. Is this a fair price keeping in mind the presence of a soft balsa section?
Thanks in advance for the information!