Good day to all,
Thank you in advance for your being here and helping dumb stubborn guys like me. I'm going to look at what seems to be a 1980 or late 70's 21ft c/c open fisherman as is what the owner has referred to it as. The pic I see in one of those i saw showed the number 200 lower right corner of helm. It has a Johnson 140 EVR which he said was early 80's. I'm in Florida , but come from North East and was a commercial fisherman, one that would never own a personal craft or sport fish. Here I am in my late 50's doing just that.
What do i need to look at and be concerned with with this yr and model ? I understand basic seaworthiness of any boat, however, I know nothing compared to someone out there with experience. I will find the numbers on the transom and check that area and any and all areas that have through holes for rot and any soft spots. I like the way this boat sits and to me it looks like a good fair weather boat for coastal fishing. I would like to know if there are available specs, parts, or other information on how and what came on these boats.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.