That looks good – decent engine, seems well maintained, eberspacher would be braw for scottish sailing (better than candles!) and the pox might just bit a bit of a rash between the epoxy and the gelcoat….i guess selling it on might be tricky with the blistering but could be a bargain for a few years comfy and warm sailing :)
re-selling might be an issue. The engine is older than the Pembroke one. I wonder what a complete overhaul involved. Wonder what they would say if I offered a cheaky 3
they can only say no :) Yanmar engines are pretty hardy, my old 1GM is older than i am and it’s still going strong…..basic and not very refined but easy to understand and work on. Parts are dead easy to get (but a bit pricey). Would be good to know what was done to the engine and why it was needed if it was more than just normal maintenance.
Wouldn’t worry about the blisters-the other one is pushing it on price.
If purchased for the right price, the resale value is secondary if the blistering is minor. You planning on keeping a Centaur for the next number of years for the Hebrides, Wales, and The Gods Willing Ireland. The funds saved on the purchase goes a long way for upgrades later.
From some of what I’ve read, ‘osmosis’ is a buzz-word that brokers feel compelled to reveal, like “lead paint” and “Radon” here in the States. I’m not sure how much of a problem minor blisters really-are for safe sailing if minor and monitored. Especially on older boats sailboats from the 60s and 70s with substantial GFP solid layups and no inner plywood cores like power-boats here in the US that rot internally from the moisture intrusion.
And she’s only 2-hrs away in Essex on the Naze. Doesn’t look like she needs much fettling compared to the Humber boat. Worth an inquiry, and maybe a low-ball offer. See what happens…