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Cape Dory 25 - Project boat
I have talked an owner of a 1974 Cape Dory 25 to let her go for a very good price.
Missing a jib. He has no idea if the plumbing or electrical works or not (though the water pump works). The boat needs some teak wood work done on the outside as well as some minor fiberglass work done, which he has agreed to help me with. The boat has been on the hard for about 4 years now (is that bad?) and he has stripped some of the old paint off the bottom. The vessel is set up for an outboard, but one is not included.
The hull is solid but where one of the supports it rests on there is an indentation into the hull. The guy says that that will pop back out when it's pulled off. Is that true?
The decks are solid and it's pretty clean.
I wanted to get a quality boat and a bit of a fixer upper (I have the time and energy. I have done a lot of boat maintenance research, but have no actual experience).
Is this boat too much for a novice craftsman with a low budget?