I should post a sticky "Thank You" atop this thread. Had read those threads you linked already, as they always popped up when I did a Google search. Much obliged for the hint about finding the manual.
As long as the water was removed in a week, I would inspect the bottom of the bulkheads for any veneer separation and if solid, go ahead. I am not sure how long of an exposure really damages the wood.Question. Say, hypothetically, a sailboat had a foot of water in it for a week because a yard didn’t seal a new stuffing box properly. And then, say, it had more water in it a year or so later after a heat exchange tube broke. Yet that same boat has been used and sailed to distant areas after both incidents. Would that be a sailboat anyone here would purchase?
nquigley, As a side note to you on this discussion, I have a E32-3 and have two 4d AGM "house" batteries under the port settee, just forward of the nav station. They are positioned towards the center of the space with a little left over for some storage towards the port side which is where I keep spare parts. Another smaller "starter battery is located under the nav station seat along with some other electronics. Sorry that I don't have a photo to post of the set up.I see a (extra?) battery under the port side settee - that's were I'm planing to add an extra battery.
But, I think I see a fuel tank outboard of that battery(?) - is that what it is? Interesting! I wonder how much extra fuel volume it provides.
Is that normal for the 35-3, or an extra tank? My 32-3 only has a fuel tank under the quarter berth.
Once you look thru those, there are blogs on the site that discuss repairs, upgrades, and renovations of other similar boats and systems by EY.