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Re: Terrifying Spencer 42' - Should I buy?
Hahaha! Oh man. Thanks for all the input folks. I'm not one to shy away from some hard work if the price is right. I also buy old $500 jeeps and make'm go better than the day they rolled off the line, but this boat, as stated in the OP, just scares me. I mostly wanted to see how accurate my initial assessment was. I was going to go take a look at it just cause, all information is good information right? But if this is as several have said, a wood boat (despite the owner claiming it's FG), I'd probably have told him to show me the head and ran when he wasn't looking as to not be murdered.
That said, I seem to have gotten much more constructive input on this thread than my main "how do I liveaboard" thread.
What should I be looking for with $20k in my pocket, and a steady income? Assume my current rent is $1500/m for a tiny, ugly, smelly 2bdrm apt with no storage space, yard, garage, or even a place to hang my bikes.
The O/I 33's and S2 11.0C's look massive compared to the Buchan 37 I was just on. What should I realistically expect to be put down on a boat big enough for 2 people and a few cats to live aboard (keeping in mind our current place is only 700sq', poorly laid out, and I still feel it's bigger than I want). ?