Not knowing the market my responses would have been:-
- I am hoping to spend $30k to $50k...reasonable? Yes, but these are getting to be old boats.
- Am I going to be spending a ton of money fixing up any boat I come across in this price range? Maybe.
- If not is my time table reasonable with a team of 3 or 4? Yes.
- What is cheaply fixable with free labor as apposed to spending a lot of money free labor or not? Depends on the free labour.
Its really easy to underestimate the amount of work needed to restore or refit
an old boat. Depending on the condition of the boat one could get away with under 2000 hours, or put in over 10,000 hours.
A recent search of the market in response to a 41' Out Island found some in your price range, but these are getting to be old boats now. I had a look for Hardin Sea Wolves and found a few, some quite cheap
What jumped out at me was that some were wood and some fibreglass. The fibreglass ones may be possible. I would have more reservations about the wooden ones.
Its a lovely old design, a real head
turner against the modern Beneteaus et aliae.
I'm of the opinion that much younger boats are more realistic as cruising yachts.