Advice on an old Chivers Thunderbird
Looking to buy my first boat and i've seen a few of the mid 70's Thunderbirds around these days for a very decent price.
My concern of course is the structural & outboard integrity because a cheap boat can become a money pit instantly.
I've heard the chivers thunderbirds are a great offshore boat for all sorts of conditions even if the old ones wont be winning any beauty awards.
My question is:
Buying a fibreglass hull that old are they quality enough to be reliable still?
Secondly i'd still want to check the Hull & Outboard, can someone recommend a good priced marine tech who can do this before you buy one?
Appreciate any assistance