Stollie - Excellent advice from Ken. I can't really add to that, but just bear in mind what Denise said in her post about the potential costs of getting a boat with multiple problems back to sailing condition. If you can get some expert advice once it becomes clear that the boat is genuinely for sale, then so much the better.
Leith (rhymes with teeth) is the port of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. A Leither is someone who comes from that area.
I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky - I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?