Originally Posted by chef2sail
The VOLVO looked scary. Rusted and not taken care of. I can only compare to my 30+ year old Yanmar which looked brand new compared to it. This indicated to me that maybe it wasn't well maintained. The engine room floor was stained also.
I think this boat would have presented you with more problems than it was worth in the long run. Too many danger signs.
I had that feeling Dave. That's why I kept asking questions. But it was the engine that really scared me. I was thinking there was a very good chance it would have to be replaced. That cost would exceed the listing price of the boat. Now you have a $25K+ boat that needs new chainplates and related structural repair. And there's always something else. I wasn't ready for a new career.