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Just spent some months on a boat hunt and looked at lots of ;-

junk

dirty junk

dirty rusty junk

dirty rusty mouldy junk

dirty rusty mouldy broken junk

I learned to ask questions of the broker before travelling to look at a prospective boat. Esp. does it "show" well. Has it been kept clean.

I would not have been bothered by some dirt and mould providing the boat had been well maintained before the owners had stopped the cleaning and washing. But you have to wonder about the mind set of some one who puts a boat up for sale dirty and mouldy, do they really want to sell it?

Mind you if the seller is desperate there are " diamonds in the rough" out there, we looked at a couple of deals before finding Elephants Child. [ Which was immaculatly presented for sale. ]
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Ask if there is a survey on hand. I've read a few that were brutally honest. This boat has way more than a mold problem. You can wipe out the mold on deck with a couple of gallons of Clorox and a plastic pump sprayer. I wish I'd taken before & afters of our fuzzy lazerette. The method would work inside too but you would need breathing apparatus.

Conditions on this one say: gut it; total engine job out of the boat; new floors; electronics; etc. FIRST look for hull blisters and wet core materials. If the hull is sound then its a 10K project starter.
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Sad looking end for a morgan... tsk tsk. But someone hopefully will see the beauty under all the crud and maybe get the boat for a low ball price. The owner will find out real quick he's reaching too high. People almost always tell you when it's priced too high but almost never when it's a low price. Who knows.. there are lots of fools with $ out there.
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$9K no way.....
Better off selling the parts and peices - Galley Range and inverter look good.

Someone in the area can benefit if the owner can strip, clean and sell the parts.

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Sad looking end for a morgan... Who knows.. there are lots of fools with $ out there.
Absolutely...when I was a young man buying an old VW bus, I negotiated passed his lowest price and I acted like I was going to walk. He told me it wasn't necessary for him to sell the bus to me and said..."Son, there's an a$$ for every seat"! Sure enough, he was right...I bought it. Guess this theory works with boats also!
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I just looked this boat up on Yacht World. 50 kilobucks more or less but the boats are in so-so to reasonably nice condition. Suggest for the gung-ho restorer - start with 50 K and subtract for the estimated costs of repair & replace. Even if you don't count the sweat equity I think they have to pay you to take it away.
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Just thinking out loud, but if I was a broker....would I want to be showcasing this boat?
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I've seen better looking boats down here for $5000. I'd give em $3000 of they deliver it to me.

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I notice they're asking $49,000 for that Morgan Out Island. I don't get it! My Morgan OI is pretty nice by comparison:





I wouldn't expect to get more than 55K for it!

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Very nice Morgan Captain Force.
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