I'm thinking of purchasing
a 1968 ericson
30 sailboat as a live-aboard boat, as well as a long-distance offshore
cruiser in the future. The boat I'm looking at needs a new engine
, but is in great condition otherwise. I'm wondering if anyone has advice/estimates for how much it would cost to refit
this boat with a suitable diesel engine
(25 hp? 20 hp?), and if it's worth the $8500 that he's asking for the boat, combined with the fact that I will have to pay for the repowering. It comes with a super cheap
slip rental rate that can be transferred over to me.
Thanks for your help! I'm super new to this stuff, but excited to learn more!