Mud Hen #69, Mad Hatter
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upstate NY
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Never hurts to look. We've been making 300 to 600 mile trips all through August, September and now into October to look at used boats. If the water hasn't invaded the core or hull the worst case is cosmetics and that can be to your advantage in a used boat IF you are willing to replace some plywood or have an agreeable (and affordable) yard or woodfitter to work with.
If you're looking for a "turn-key" nice boat that needs no work this may not be the one. A surveyor will estimate the costs of repair and will set you back around $400 for that boat (some have a minimum charge that is more than that).
If the sails are good, and the engine (inboard?) is good, and any electronics are good, and the rigging is good, and you find the water got in due to a simple fix . . . it could be a very affordable boat.
Charlie P. Mud Hen 17 #69 Mad Hatter
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive - R.L. Stevenson
I suspect that, if you should go to the end of the world, you would find somebody there going farther . . . - H.D. Thoreau