So I have spent the last year looking for the right boat to purchase. I have probably taken off 4 days of work, spent $1000, and driven lots of miles. The search still continues.
I suppose that you can wait for the right boat to fall into your lap, but these boats are all over the place, and it takes some searching to find a nice wooden (or even Classic Glass) sailboat at the right price.
All this is before you pay for a survey and any shipping charges that go along with the boat.
All in all, I would think that it is safe for me to tack on $2500 -3000 on the purchase price, and it could be more than that.
Maybe if you live in Maine the right boats come along more frequently, but it is a big decision to go purchasing a large sailboat. You don't want to screw it up. It can take a long time to get your money out of the wrong boat. I have seen some boats on the market for 2-3 years.
Just venting. I'm getting on a plane to fly to Annapolis tomorrow. Hopefully this is the boat!