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post #17 of Old 02-11-2011
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Originally Posted by w1651 View Post
The owner canceled on me last minute but I managed to track the old girl down in her slip at the marina. I was wondering about the mast on her it looks like it folds down.
It needs new Halyards, Sheets, Blocks, It's missing a chock, and I have yet to see the salon. The cockpit looks a little small but if it is just me that's fine.It has a tiller and would need to be changed to wheel steering in time.The owner also said the engine doesn't run.
How hard is it to get a rebuild kit for a volvo penta if that is what the boat has?
This boat sounds badly neglected. The engine alone could cost more to repair than the boat is worth, given the other problems you've observed casually. Also, a neglected boat will have other serious issues and can actually have a NEGATIVE TRUE DOLLAR VALUE--in that it will cost more to make the boat sailable that the boat could ever be worth.

If you want a boat with wheel steering, BUY A BOAT WITH A WHEEL. Buying a tiller-steered boat, when you want a wheel steered boat, is just stupid. Converting a boat to wheel steering can be a real PITA. The cockpit isn't large enough to have a large wheel to give you decent leverage, it adds a lot of weight aft, and the cockpit sole may need to be reinforced to handle the loads of a steering pedestal.


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