Pre 1972 boats
Had a lower cockpit which was not self draining. The only way to get over this is to have a cockpit cover or an expensive and difficult modification.
If the boat already has a Beta or a Yanmar engine this is a real plus point. If it still has a Vire engine (petrol) it really needs replacing.
Check the hull moisture levels
If the hull has not been epoxy treated already it probably should be done
Check the condition
The gas installation has to be changed to drain over the stern
Should be replaced if more than 10 years old
If the windows are leaking they should either be serviced and refitted with new plastic inner linings or replaced with new windows and inner linings fitted
Rudder and rudder fittings should be checked
Look at the general condition of the boat and it is always advisable to have a survey before purchasing
JEREMY ROGERS LIMITED October 2003