So I bought a project
boat last year, never got it on the water
and it is a mess. I'm washing
my hands of it (1980 ODAY 28), only paid $1500 for her. Anyways, I have about $9000 saved up right now and am looking to get a boat in the 30 foot range. My last boat I had had an outboard engine
which was a pain. So looking for inboard this time, and undecided about gas or diesel
... I find a lot of good deals but they are usually equipped with atomic 4 engines. I don't plan on crossing the Atlantic to bermuda
any time soon, but would like the option to sail the the bahamas/carribean from Virginia.
Some of the ones I have come across are Hunters, Tartans, Pearsons and Cheoy Lee
. The Cheoy lee
was 1972, the rest were late 70s early 80s.
I found a 1978 Pearson
I really liked but it had an atomic 4 (again not sure if that should be a deal breaker) and a 1980 Hunter
that was beautifully restored inside and out and had a diesel
, but heard mixed reviews
on the quality of Hunters in the oceans/bays
Any suggestions on what I should be looking for. Price
range no more than $10,000 but am flexible a few thousand. Not really looking for people to do searching for me (unless they want
) but am looking for a starting point, as I want a boat that is already useable this time.
Thanks so much!