This is the Monterey 214FS I was looking at buying. From the pictures, my biggest concern is the rust on trailer. There seem to be a "smear" on the outdrive pic as well, owner may have banged on something? This is a one owner. He bought it southern california by the coast, Orange County - Huntington Beach area. Can someone explain how the rust develop on the trailer fender? I guess the trailer paint must have chipped in that area from standing. Over time, rust developed? Should I let this worry me? I mean, if the owner didn't bother to take care of the trailer, he may not flushed the system out each time he took it to the salt? I hadn't asked him about this yet but I'm sure he took it out to the salt as he lives right by it. He dragged the boat 1000 miles up here to the NW area due to relocation. The boat looks like new condition from the pictures. I just don't understand why he neglected the trailer?
One question is, if he didn't flush the system each time he took it to the salt, would a marine mechanic be able to tell during an inspection?
What can you do to remedy the rust? Would i have to get a machine/trailer shop to cut that piece out and attach a new fender?