Do any of the major negative posters has any real physical experience repairing boats with this kind of damage.
Or would they even consider taking on a project.
Lagoon 450 charter version of this age are selling for $300-350K. He paid about 1/2 of this for a damaged boat requiring significant work. Luckily he has a rig because that is rare for these hurricane boats. His sails are probably needing replacement, but that is a guess. If it was sunk, the electrical system is a demon waiting to bite, and the interior will be an ongoing challenge wrt mold, stains, etc. Same with the engines.
So he has a $100-150k financial delta to bring this boat up to the exact condition that others of this type are selling for, and still consider it a good deal if he doesn't mind or count all of the labor and time he puts into it. And that is right now - the price differential will decrease as the years go on and the large numbers of this model manufactured flood the market.
The question is, is that financial delta large enough, or would it have been a much better deal simply buying an undamaged one on the market?
I guess it remains to be seen as he goes along.
Did you see the parts of the video where he thought he had made complete repairs to a section only to find that the damage had further traveled past what he thought was good hull? This is to be expected, and is an example of what some here are pointing out about this type of work.
Since we are all amateurs or computer chair experts to you - did you read boatpoker's link?
I wish the guy well. In earlier posts, I was describing other hurricane damaged boats and other people taking on these projects, which I had personal experience with. I thought this was obvious by the context, but you seem to want to pin my observations as being made only on this particular person and boat. I've actually not commented on that at all other to say woof-that's a lot of work.