I am impressed that you managed to get your lists down to two types
of boats. I've been working on my list for a year and I'm only down to
10, maybe I should take a tip from you..lol
well you obviously know what you want. unless your like me and
enjoy restoring;refitting, then I would suggest that you inspect both
boats before purchasing
and choose the one that will require the
least amount of repair.
as author Brian Gilbert explains in his book "Fix it and Sail"
many sellers will tell you that all the boat needs is a good cleaning
but the reality is; many times upon inspection
a pretty looking boat
can have a significant amount of damage due to neglect. repair costs
damage, mildew collection, and simple corrosion
alone is enough to scare most people off.
The serious more costly repairs
are your sails
structures, standard and running rigging
, then electronics
Inspect Everything from improperly stowed sails
, and equiptment, wiring
harness damage, to a scumline in her bilge
a siezed engine
is a nightmare btw, make sure you hear a motor
run before you purchase
structural damage from previous collisions, or fiberglass
can be a dealbreaker.
Point defects to the seller he/she may be willing to drop down on the price