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"Hardly used" and "well cared for" are not necessarily the same thing. The combination of internal rot due to showering and low engine hours seems to me that perhaps this boat was someone's condo, poorly ventilated and kept moist... but rarely used as intended. Hopefully the bulkhead problem is not just the tip of the iceberg..
Goes without saying that a THOROUGH survey is absolutely mandatory here.
I'm not wanting to be so negative, but take a look at the other "bulkhead rot" thread currently on the board to see how far this kind of thing can go!
If all else checks out and you're determined to carry on then David's link will be helpful, I'm sure. Also be certain you're getting an appropriate price reduction once you're solidly clear on what repairs will be involved.
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".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)