I bought a boat that had been on the hard
for 5 years with no attention. I put in a new battery
, and tried to start it. It cranked and started up pretty good, but would not idle. Bad fuel
. After the fuel
was replaced and the tank cleaned, ran with no trouble. I was pretty surprised, but also happy. Thats me in the picture, looking worried. I bought the boat sight unseen, and had it shipped. Yes, it was a great deal. The PO said it would have been cheaper to give the boat away free rather than pay 5 years of storage fees
trying to get a better price
. No, not free, but close enough for me. And yes, I had a ton of fun with that boat. Did lots of cleaning
and painting, and also lots and lots of sailing!