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No I wouldn't buy it. For $4500 and lower you can find many sailboats in better shape and not in an ABANDONDED like condition.... I have recently been looking on internet at ALOT of problem & cheaper sailboats for a newbie friend of mine. In my humble opinion; Compared to the sailboats I have been looking at from midwest,east coast, and Florida, your boat might be selling for $1500-$2000. Partly because of the trailer.
....But if the Midship has a Cult like following and /or was known like a Contessa,etc, I could see a higher price. ....
With all the things wrong it may have other things wrong that you don't see. Like the centerboard and crank mechanics and structural items. I would say have a backup Outboard engine and backup sails .
--If you love the boat you can fix what you describe. . *Water inside--you can find and fix leaks. Stanchions can be re-attached. Bow pulpit can be hard to fix/replace. Cushions missing can be hundreds of dollars.
**In his backyard and has WATER in it ! If I really wanted it, I might pay $800.