Here is a link that should clear up some of the questions concerning this boat.
sv Secret O' Life, a Union Cutter
According to this article it seems to be cut from the same cloth as the Hans Christain 36, Mariner Polaris 36, Uniton 36 and the EO 36. If that is the case you have a fine foundation to work from. However, being built in the early 80's she most likely has iron tanks
and holding). If that is the case they will most likely have to be replaced. Also, the teak decks seem to have already been removed. Check under your head
liner for leaks
as well as soft spots on the deck
I purchased a Tiawan built 1984 Slocum 37 double ender that had iron tanks which luckly had been removed and a SS fuel tank
installed. I am now replacing the holding and water
tanks (with plastic). The teak decks were also removed faired and is ready for non skid. But leaks
caused damage to the headliners around the coach roof and they are being replaced.
I would access the tank and deck
situation and add the repair cost to your final bid price
. If you can do the work yourself you will be ahead of the game
. If you go ahead with this project (and it is a big one) I see she is without a diesel
. I'd go with a Perkins
are available all over the world it is virtually bullet proof and you should find something with trans between 5-8k if you look.