are you out of your mind? seriously...
it was built in 1930. that's 82 years ago.
it has a chrysler flat head
engine. the last chrysler flat heads were built in the 1950's, so the engine is at least 50 years old, probably more. and it's a gas engine. a GASOLINE engine. even overlooking the extreme fire danger
of an old gasoline engine in an enclosed engine space, think of the cost of running a gas engine - considerably higher than a diesel
engine. and since it's a motorboat, it's your only source of propulsion
it says 'the whole top structure was rebuilt'. unfortunately, it's the whole bottom structure that suffers the most from rust. too bad they didn't rebuild
that - not that it would make the deal for me anyhow.
it's tough enough buying
a fixer-upper in fiberglass that's maybe thirty years old. to buy an 80 year old steel boat is plain nuts. you can't imagine the amount of money
you will be dumping down this rusty hole in the ocean before you just plain give up.
do yourself a favor. walk away. just walk away. you will thank me for this.
for more encouragement, there is a thread going on right now on this forum titled 'i wish i never bought this boat'. it's a guy who bought a ferrocement boat three years ago and has dumped everything he owns into it and it looks like he will be dumping a whole lot more before it ever sees the water again....