Originally Posted by Donsan
Main problems with them are teak decks and rotten cores, rusted black iron fuel tanks and leaky windows and doors and electrical wiring which needs replacing.
Those comments apply to just about every boat, Taiwanese built or domestic, built during the 80s.
A 37' single engine trawler would be a sweet spot for a couple or a small family. Enough room for a decent second cabin, nice main salon space and depending on how the fly bridge is layed out, plenty of room for a family of four up there.
But that list of potential problems can cost more than the boat is worth to fix right if several of them turn out to be true. Rotten core under the teak decks and rusted fuel tanks can easily eat up tens of thousands of dollars.