Originally Posted by Cheechako
As said earlier, the budget
breakers on the basic boat are: Sails
. Other possible big $ items are: wet deck
core, blisters/rudder issues, bolt on keels, tankage bad..........
It's probably best to have a variety of opinions here. There's no question that Cheechako is correct that big money
needs decrease the value of a boat, but then it's these very things that make a boat cheap
. I'd never suggest buying
a boat with all these problems and I would not take on the problems with the hull
; however, over the years that I've owned my current
boat I have replaced the sails and the stays & shrouds and the engine and the fuel tanks
and more. If you are able to find a boat for a reduced price
that is lacking one of these things you can often refit
the repair with less than the diminished cost of the boat.