Re: How much should I offer for this boat
I think Maine Sail's point is that a brand new motor on an old sailboat might only increase the value of the old sailboat by a couple of hundred dollars.
The brand new motor sold on it's own and the sailboat sold with no motor (or an old motor bought cheaply on CL) would probably fetch more than the two together.
Electric start doesn't mean that the motor has to have remote controls. Tohatsu has some reasonably priced electric start motors that work nicely on most outboard powered sailboats. I think they add about $100 to the price and you get the alternator too.
boats that I sail on regularly: Pearson 28-2, Rondar 505, Yankee 30, Blanchard Junior