Check the Sold Boats
website at: http://www.soldboats.com
to see what that brand/length has been selling for.
A 1969 trawler
that hasn't been updated in any way may turn out to be a huge "bargain" headache.
Do you want a project
boat that you're going to refit
? Or do you want to be able to use the boat right away?
Check out boatpoker
's user profile, follow the links to his website and have a look at the lovely refit
he and his wife did on their cabincruiser - and also pay attention to how long
it took them.
P.S. If you're anywhere near Ontario
, perhaps get boatpoker to conduct a current survey
so you'd have a better idea of what you'd be getting into...