'not your boat and 'not your time, but be aware that there are some great deals for those that search and wait. Where I'm currently located someone just brought in a ca. 90's Catalina 30
that has some cosmetic dings and a loose hanging rub rail. The owner wanted to list it through the broker here, but the broker would not take it ugly and there it sits without action. There are a couple other 28 to 30 foot boats here that owners are letting go for under 5K as the owners are pressed by continued slip rental. There are those that should not be sought after because of mechanical and rigging
needs, but the patience searcher can find boats that are in good shape with only a few cosmetic needs. My current liveaboard
neighbor bought his mid-30's Bristol here for 11.5K and it is pristine and loaded with fine equipment
. He needed to put in a holding tank
and do a little painting, cabinetry work and deck/freeboard cleaning
and it's a beauty. Be patient, search boats on site that are not widely marketed and, by all means, don't fall in love with a boat that isn't low cost, meets you criteria and an easy fix.