New on this site and let me throw something at you, see what responses I get:
I found a Najad 360 (app. from 1988, unsure), a boat that sells for 100.000+ if in reasonable condition, but it has been in the (sea)water, unused, for 10 years!
No visible osmosis on the waterline (it's still in the water can't see it very well), but the teak deck is basically gone. Furthermore, the previous owner attached two larger metal hand railings to the deck, right through the teak. I fear leakage there into the decks (balsa) core, but that is a guess.
So, my question, just a rough indication of a few knowledgeable people would be welcome: would this be something worth buying and fixing up (in a low-wage but not very knowledgeable country, I must add), and if so, for (very) roughly, what amount?
I realise this is a difficult question, but for a novice like me it's undoubtedly more difficult than for most people on this forum, so any ideas are much appreciated!
Thanks and best regards,
The obvious answer to your question is "that depends". What it depends on is something you can't completely see while staring at a boat from the dock: what is wrong with her that will take your time and money to bring her back to life. To get at that I would get a very knowledgeable friend who repairs boats for a living (someone who's got no vested interest in doing the work for you) go over the topsides and interior of the boat to get a handle on the time and money just to fix that. Then if you want to proceed further, pay to have her hauled out and look at the bottom to get the rest of the answer. If you don't have a marine repair friend, get a very knowledgeable friend who's just had a similar amount of work done on his boat. If you have neither then pass -- you can't do it yourself and convince yourself just how hard it will be.
But under it all, you've got to ask yourself whether you like sailing boats or rebuilding boats, because resurrecting a nearly dead boat is a multi-year endeavor.
No matter where you are, if you still are interested in that old Najad 360, you should definitely pay to get the boat out of the water and have a certified boat surveyor survey the vessel. Pay attention to the percentage of humidity in the hull, the possibility of water in the core of the deck, the particles in the motor oil that will be analyzed for determining the health of the engine, the possible corrosion of the standing rigging including the chainplates, etc. Even though it will cost you some, it would be inconceivable to buy a boat - or not - without an expert advice.