Actually quite the opposite!
The previous owner seems to have done a bit of a half-arsed job on the hull
(for example painting the entire thing with standard house paint) and focused most of his attention on the interior
. It came with a 350 chev engine
, the trans is a little rusty but still seeking a professionals opinion on that, and all the electronics
are ready to be hooked up!
A friend and I went halves in the purchase
, and he's a qualified carpenter
so we ended up pulling the entire interior out so we could rebuild
it all from scratch. At the moment it's just sitting there as an empty shell. So we're hoping that will help uncover any worries when we organise an inspection
on the hull.
To be honest we really don't know anything about boats, but like I said everyone has to start somewhere and we're both only young so it's an exciting project for us between work.
For $2,000 (AUD), a 34' cruiser, with engine/trans etc (not installed) I think we didn't do too bad! But I'm just an amateur, there could be something seriously wrong with it but in the end it will be worth the experience!