I don't know anything about click bait and other internet
scams, but do know a bit about refitting old sailboats. If the hull deck
and masts are sound (professional surveyor
only, and be cautious about any cored structure), expect to replace every other component in the vessel, yes, engines, gensets, pumps, hoses. cables
. etc. If you are willing and able to do all of this yourself and have access to a yard willing to allows a big DIY project
, figure on a multi year undertaking that will take over your life and your wife. If you're thinking of paying a yard to do a complete refit
, buy a new boat- it will be less expensive and you won't have to spend time in a lunatic asylum or bankruptcy court.