I have heard that there have been a few GS50 Aux that have had delamination issues on the keel
. It is hard to pin down the actual boat name to try to get verification.
The math of older boats is interesting. Pretty much no matter what barring full keel delamination you could take this boat and pour in another $75,000 to $100,000 and come away with a very nice big boat cruiser - Total cost after the refit
$100k to $125K.
Of course you do need to put in your time and work it over a few years....
A boat like this is not something to take on on a shoestring - simply because you will run out of money
before you get the needed safety/function items taken care of.
Or you can plunk down the $100k on a much newer (and perhaps smaller) boat and be cruising with a $20k refit
. More or less the same price
Knowing your goals and style are important.
A GS50 has the potential to be a world cruiser but don't skimp.
If I recall
they are listed in:
The Best Used Boat
Notebook: From the Pages of Sailing Mazine, a New Collection of Detailed Reviews
of 40 Used Boats plus a Look at 10 Great Used Boats to Sail Around the World Paperback – November 30, 2007
by John Kretschmer (Author)
Oh, I should add that I am about 75% into my refit and have spend about $70 on my GS50 sloop