Hmmm, might be good starter boat, a couple of points:
: a previous post said it would be impossible. I think it will be very difficult and relatively expensive, like $1100-1300 for $35k. If you have no luck try "Edward Williams", but I don’t how easy it is to claim with them. However, the ad reads that is insured now.
Rust… yes that is possibility, but I gather that the filler is not cement but a resin based product. If done well, stronger and lighter than cement. As Reefmagnet said in a similar vein: be very weary if the hull, inside or outside has been painted over the last 6-12 months. And if the paint
is recent, it could well hide lots of problems. I would not buy a boat that was recently painted. I did that once, and I have learned.
Room to move? Maybe not great on side-decks, but in return you have more room inside.
Aesthetics? Might not win a beauty contest, it is a bit chubby, looks more like motorsailer
, but if you like it…….
looks like a Yanmar
, certainly not from the seventies. Funny
that the ad did not list the engine
as a selling point. If good, I would have.
? One can buy lots of ferro boats (mostly ferro-cement) for a lot less in Oz. Maybe the owner priced this a little optimistically.
Check all the big ticket items: engine, gearbox
, winches, steering/rudder, tanks
, etc. as any money
you spend on a boat like that you will never ever recover.
Also be mindful, that cost of haulout and surveyor
could be high-ish in that beautiful area of Pittwater, I guess around or over $1k, which is as a percentage a large amount.
I had a 34 ft ferro sloop
for 20 years, and insured.