Re: Champagne taste on a beer budget
emcentar, I concur with the "Go Now" crowd. With $10,000, I would plan to spend about $6000 for the boat and retain the remainder for initial expenses and fix up. Remember that cosmetic clean up is relatively inexpensive, though requiring elbow grease, and will pay dividends at resale. Major work (diesel engine / rigging / sails) can be expensive and should be avoided by purchasing wisely. After you have done your due diligence, pay $400 for a professional in and out of water survey. Insist on everything being operated. It will be the best money that you will spend resulting in no surprises.