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Ummm, sorry. Perhaps a little more detail is required. I said, for $15,000, YOU could rebuild it. I did NOT say "for $15,000, you could get the yard mechanic to rebuild it". And, you have to be smart. For example, stainless steel portlights cost $400 each. I just got 4 new in the bubble wrap portlights for $287. It depends on the level of skill you have and the time you can put into it. If I have to, I can rebuild my Yanmar, no sweat. That dosen't mean that for someone else it wouldn't be necessary to get the diesel surveyed. Someone held in high esteem here has a motto that goes something like' "learn all you can, then learn some more". Nothing like a junk boat to teach you what it's all about. That being said, I paid $25 for a boat repair guy to walk me through a boat I didn't buy. It was a 1/2 hour survey. I paid attention too. The boat I did buy had plenty of problems but I knew what I was looking at, after my education.
But we don't know what this gentleman is looking at, do we ? If he comes back, perhaps he can enlighten us. After all, if he's looking at an 18 foot dingy, it ain't the same as a 44 foot ketch. Right?
"Ulysses" - Alfred Tennyson
Last edited by TomandKarens34; 02-19-2008 at 11:54 PM.
Reason: spelling errors