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The Wilderness looks to be well maintained - but the pictures can be decieving.
The Gary Mull pedigree bodes well, but this was designed (most likely) as a racer and outfitted as racer/cruiser. As such I'm not sure it would be a good offshore boat - and some on this board would reject it out of hand for that purpose.
Don't be scared off by the engine - reliable and low priced parts - its a solid unit. The squeeze bulb is indeed for bleeding the fuel system and this is greatly facilitated by the bulb (we have the same ourselves).
I think if it surveyed well it would be a terrific and attractive coastal cruiser - but perhaps a bit of a handful for just a couple. Cockpit comfort may suffer too as it looks to be more of a racing layout, without coamings to deflect water on deck..
Last edited by Faster; 01-20-2007 at 01:22 PM.