I have the opportunity to purchase a floating Bristol Bay with (he says) a rebuilt 4 cyl Mercedes diesel, for $1,500. The boat is in fair shape (a 4 out of 10) but is in the water without any leaking. 6 inches in the bilge but looks like rain water from the winter storms (roof blew off).
I have been trying to find information as to dollar value of a boat like this, or overall value in the restoration market.
I was after a Columbia River Bowpicker but could not find a good base to start from. I have a retired shipwright that is willing to consult in the rebuilding. What is your collective opinion on having a Bristol Bay?