The reason I asked is it will be years before I can actually get a boat of this type (for reasons discussed in another thread, basically my money
is not liquid for at least 9 years). So getting a boat that's beat up but can be fixed with patience and hard work would be a great project for me. But if it's more typical that it needs new engines, new sails
and new hulls, where it's all about the money for parts
and material and not the actual work of fixing it, then there's no point in buying
ahead and having it sit only to buy all the stuff later.
EDIT: If I could get in cheap enough, I may be able to get in the water
in less time. The current
plan is to just rent for a week or two each year.