Hillbilly, it appears the only way you will know if this is the one is to get in your car, and go look see. From the photos, shes a neglected dirty old beast that has been half full of water
. Given that, I would bet dollars to donuts that the engine
is seized. The tranny is already known to be shot. No idea on what condition the sails
is in. Electrical
or batteries most likely toast if the boat has been sitting idle for several years. Water
damage to the electrical
? Maybe, most of that is mounted high and might be above the interior
bathtub ring shown.
As for the guts, well, rip out all the fabric
, scrub like hell with pinesol and disinfectant, and then lay in some cheap
air mattresses or foam. You sound to me to be a fellow used to the rougher sort of living so I am guessing that this will be just fine for you. Your ladys' taste is another question I'm not going to address. She either will or she won't.
I'd get my tail in a car, head
down there and have a look see. If it all goes to hell, well then have a leisurely look around as you head
back up to your home state.
I just don't want to see you bite off a tad more than you can chew and be heart broken. Been there a few times myself. If the hull
are ok, it might be good. With that sort of transom you could mount an outboard
for power if the perkins
is toast. Or rebuild
it if you have the ability and the coin. Make and mend is a fine British naval tradition, and if the foundation is good, anything else is gravy and can be done without or worked around.