has been inspected but not the leg, but the speculation is that the leg could be in rough shape, they don't know. But there are issues with the engine, one being the heat exchanger
, what may possibly be water
in the transmission
fluid, and a possible oil leak
I don't mine re-doing the engine and leg although it won't be cheap
in particularly since my son will inherit the boat and I want to pass on a working viable vessel. I'm 71 and when I get substantially older he can pay for the maintenance
and drive me around... lol. And whatever it would cost in the States, you can add on 25% exchange on the dollar, and god knows what tariffs created by "he who shall not be named."
If I don't re-power now, it will be required in the next few years I'm sure. One advantage is the dual prop which will give me greater control, especially going astern, this I look forward too, trust me. My marina is exceptionally tight. When you are out on a 50 year old boat with a 50 year old engine, you wonder when the thing might conk out; this fear makes C-Tow a viable option... lol.