Welp howday again all. Went out to have a look at the Adams
40 day before last, then back to look at the albion yesterday.
Ended up making an offer for the albion, see how that goes.
I did end up deciding that a 40" boat would be ok for me, but after travelling about 300 kms to see the adams
(with a flat tire and having to find and purchase
another one along the way) the boat was in a state of disrepair. The pictures looked good, the boat however looked like the pictures were taken about 3 years ago(basically confirmed by the owner) and it hasn't been touched since, except by mold/rust/corrosion.
While it would have been available quite cheaply I think, I can't really afford a fixer upper atm. So yah word of warning for other prospective boat buyers out there, make sure the pictures of the boat in question are up to date. Ah well thems the breaks.
And once again thanks for the advice all, will definately have a look at some 40 foot boats if the deal on this one doesn't end up eventuating.
ps:- Reality Check: I know fibreglass is a good material, most boats and indeed most boats that cross oceans are fibreglass but I guess it's just a personal thing, I'm a bit of a tech/geek/nerd and think i'd have a bit less of a learning curve learning how to maintain/repair steel
then a GRP boat. Basically it's the material which i'm most comfortable with. I'm not dead set on metal, it's just my main preference and living in aus there are quite a number of metal boats and I haven't seen any fibreglass ones in my price
range that are any more suitable yet.