Originally Posted by backcreeksailor
...Just out of curiosity... Where did you come up with the 28K figure? Is that what you're seeing as an average price for this model and year boat?
Certainly not the average price, more what I'd call the mean high water price.
I used this search for reference 1972 C&C Boats For Sale
I'd say you are grossly underestimating the expense of upgrading an older boat...while the engine rebuild/replacement, at say $7-9,000, is the biggest single expenditure (given you are looking at a boat with a robust solid glass hull), it ain't hard to find another $20,000 in probable costs, if not made by a PO...but the learning experiences of buying cheap and paying again and again is one of the charms of boat ownership. It all depends on your expectations...