I am totally new to ocean going boats. I am moving to Florida
and have a house on the Channel leading to the gulf with a dock
in the back yard. I'm not made of $$, so I bought an old boat to fix up. A 1969 Bertram 25 Sport fisher
with twin Chrysler 240's. It has been sitting for a little while but it came with TONS of stuff and it looks like it is in really clean and solid shape. Nothing a little cleaning
can't make look a LOT better. It was repowered in 1985 and also restored with new upholstery, some electronics
and new hull paint
so really there is not that much work to do. I might have to do some engine
work but that's not too hard on a Chrysler 318 engine
What I am posting
about here is that one of the things that came with the boat is a brand new in the box Wagner autopilot
. It is designed for hydraulic steering
and this boat has cable steering
so it was never fitted.
Does this unit have any value? I know that there are much better units available now that work off of GPS
and not a magnetic electronic compass
. Maybe someone just needs some replacement parts
for there existing unit. Any ideas on its value??
Thanks in advance!
I also posted in the Meet and Greet "NEWBIE" section with a picture of my boat and a poll
on if you think I got a good deal! Check it out!