This boat showed up for sale locally and I'm interested as it's pretty much the exact boat I've been wanting for years and I'm willing to tackle a project.
I spoke with the owner and learned that it has been sitting outside for the past six years uncovered. Due to this he thinks it will need a pretty complete restoration with new floors, upholstery, etc, etc.
He the boat has a Ford 360 engine and an outdrive though I was unable to get the make of the outdrive, he said when he first bought the boat in the mid 90's he put $1,000 into getting the drive rebuilt and also did a pretty complete restoration of the boat at the same time with new floors, new upholstery, and some engine work.
The boat comes on the trailer and he has the title and registration for both the boat and trailer. He is asking $1,000 OBO.
Is this price in line considering the amount of work that will likely need to be done? Anything I should know about the 360 engine? I'm pretty good with mechanical work and have done new floors in smaller boats so I don't think there is anything that I would get over my head on with this project.
Any words of wisdom, things to check when I go to look, or is the price too high to consider in this condition.