My hesitancy with buying
a new one is just how much money
to put in this old boat.
It's our first. Bought it for $4,500 on Craigslist and I hate to think how much money
we've put in it since. Way more than we are ever likely to see back.
We have been happy with it. Spending most weekends at anchor
and an occasional longer trip. The boat fits what we are using it for now perfectly.
Our plan is to cruise
in 1-3 years. No circumnavigations. Just down the east coast
and go to the keys or Bahamas
. We want to "try it on" for a year and see how we like it.
Then, too, we should know better what we might want for the longer term.
Does it make sense to put a new engine in a 1969 model boat that we may be trying to resell in 1-3 years?
The used boat
market scares me period. Even though by then, this boat should be in tip top shape...so what? Maybe someone will pay $20k for it...if we can even sell it.
If, though, we end up cruising happily in it. And we stick with it for several years. I would not regret the extra money.
Confusing to me.
How would I contact Chief Engineer