Originally Posted by omalet
Thanks a lot for your replies and advices
My main focus is liveaboard possibilites. Following zeehag and tamif advices I've just found a Piver 30' at quiet fair price available in south of Spain (I live in EU at the moment).
Well, the owner told me that water get through hatches and portholes, hulls are flooded and the boat also need a new sail..
However, the price Ive been told is € 7.500 (roughly $11.000) and an additional $ 5.000 estimated cost to make it back to life. On short term mindset I think it worth it.. But im now wondering how reliable will be a 70' wood boat once sailing the ocean? Do you guys think it can make it or not? Is there any specifical point I should watch out with atention before to go for it?
Thanks again! And have a sunny day
Have the seller provide quotes (cost estimates) for having the work done to fix everything.
Hulls being flooded and it needing new sails
would be red flags
(red cards? in the EU) for me. If the hulls were bad, then forget about it.
Look at a bunch of different boats and take your time. Have a firm timeframe for how much time you are willing to put into fixing it up, how long it will take contractors to do the repairs
, and price amounts not to go over. Since it doesn't do you much good if you spend more money
fixing the boat up, rather than buying
the other boat that is already fixed up. Unless you find a real deal, and then there are usually bigger problems.