Originally Posted by K_V_B
What about a "halfway through project" boat? Looking around at listings for boats from the 80ies I often come across boats with a story like this:
1st owner buy boat and keeps it for 20+ years.
2nd owner buys it, and starts upgrading all kind of stuff on the boat but...
2nd owner somehow decides to sell boat after 5-6 years.
I saw for example a listing for a boat that had recently had hull
painted, had all running gear
replaced and a new engine
installed, but that also mentioned a lot of stuff that still needs fixing. Am I right in thinking that such boats could be a good deal?
I would want a really good and thorough survey
on that boat. There's some assumptions here -- that what's been done has been done well, for instance. Who put the engine
in? Just because there's a new engine doesn't mean it was installed properly. I know someone who put in his own engine but didn't put in an anti-siphon loop. After 2 years -- the boat needed another new engine. Did they paint
themselves? Did they know what they were doing? Was the deck
prepared properly before being painted, or is all that paint
going to come up? Seems very strange to me to go to the expense of putting in a new engine and then give up on the boat.