The guy that owns it is a boat yard owner who I have known about 15 years. I never bought anything from him and he is a pretty honest guy, I trust him and I let him know when he gets on a slaes pitch
(lol). He told me what he had in it and said he was ready to get it gone, that he was going to redo it, but has never had the time. He also offered to let me keep it in the yard to work on it.....anyway, he has a good reputation and I'm sure he wants to keep it that way.
Last time I looked at a boat with him, he practically surveyed with me, showing me what it needed and about what it would cost. He will crawl over it with me again I'm sure tapping a hammer all over the hull and deck
I have not seen it yet, just pics and talked to him on the phone
Problem is he tells me if he doesn't know too. He is a sales guy too, so he might say it would be great to do the loop, etc...might be great for him, not for me.
He said he did not know what it weighed. Don't know what he would charge to bring it to my place. He said I could have the cradle
It's a concern that I would not have a trailer. My F-150 would probably pull it, but not far and certainly not up the hills heading to my lake. But it wouldn't be headed to the lake, it would be going to the Mississippi
east of me about 120 miles when ready.
It's a basket case, he said lots of parts
, new ports
is gone, furniture is plywood
and looks like it was cut with a jig saw, not a good cut and some not straight, I could see that in the pics. So, I would gut much of it.
He also said the forward bulkhead could be moved back giving more room for a locker at the V berth and head
, not moving the head.
So, it could be doing cosmetic stuff or a major rehab if wanted I guess.
I'd like to know what kind of reputation these boats have, I have seen them for sale
at 20K and wouldn't tkae that much to get it near that other one. Know nothing about them and never heard of them.
Lines are nice for an 80s boat.
I was considering getting another engine
, 20/25 hp as I will be motoring much of the time I think.
I'd like to cover part of the cockpit
too. And, as I mentioned, the boat looks like it is heavily built and could haul a rack off the stern.
Just hoping for opinions on the voyager and if insulating it and putting the work in would be a good cruiser for two.....