If and when you do get a trailerable, just be sure
that it is sailable
even if it does need work. Otherwise you'll find yourself doing all work and little sailing.
It's kind of a syndrome. One will start working on a boat and find some things wrong and start working on them. Next thing you know the whole boat is torn down for a major up grade. Work on one thing at a time, if possible.
Don't be cheap
. Set a price
you can afford with maintenance/storage and the boat you would like. Then spend
looking. You may not get the exact boat you wanted, but most likely the best for the money
Some problems you need to watch for:
Soft decks (rotting core
, especially around chain plates)
(kinked wire and eroded mast
Swing keel rigging
and fasteners (mechanical operations)
Stretched out or damaged sails
(the biggest $$)
Rusty trailer (Bunk boards rotting, bad wheel
And make sure your vehicle is rated to tow the boat/trailer.