I was looking at that, "What should I consider?" part of your question as having two parts
. There's asking what to consider of the boat
and of yourself.
For yourself: Do you have a passion for sailing or are you just looking for low income
housing? I think this pursuit works best for those that have done a fair amount of sailing. In addition, do you have the experience allowing you to know that you are able to adapt to the small living space? Are you comfortable solving mechanical and electrical
For the boat: Inspect the rigging
. Is it free from corrosion
and cracks? Look at the points where the shrouds (wires supporting the mast) are attached to connecting fittings. Look closely for hairline cracks. Look down the surface of the hull
. It should be uniform in shape, smoothness and symmetry. Arrange to inspect the boat out of the water
, - keel
... Some things will likely not be functional,- the outboard
, electrical shore power
system (110AC), 12V circuitry, galley stove
, etc. You will need to decide about your skills and funds to make up what is lacking.
Judge your risk with a purchase
without a professional survey
. Many don't survey
a boat of this size and cost, but at least, look at the boat with a knowledgeable sailor.
One more thing. Keep us informed of your adventures!