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c.1974 Live Aboard Boat For Sale ~ Lindsey 40 Diesel Trawler Project Large Aft Cabin Model Under $5K ~ Off Market
March 8, 2021
In The Water in Norfolk, Virginia $4,950 Off Market
c.1974 Live Aboard Boat For Sale ~Lindsey 40 Diesel Trawler Project Large Aft Cabin Model Under $5K
1974 Lindsey 40 diesel trawler, aft cabin, single Perkins 6-354 diesel engine, very roomy interior that would make a great live aboard or cruiser. Located in the water in Norfolk Virginia. This boat will need work before you move her.
She was used as a live aboard for many years and will need the engine gone over and the steering looked at- she was taken out briefly this summer but the engine needs fuel, and the steering needs fluid/air pressure due to not currently turning the rudder. It is hydraulic, probably Hynautics brand. Air pressure on the fluid reservoir is low, @ 9 psi.
Expect to change out all fuel filters, and bleed the fuel system BEFORE starting the engine. Tank may need cleaning too. We have a small aluminum tank you are welcome to if you want to use that temporarily.
Interior is pretty rough, she was lived on for several years. All the basics are there, minus one aft cabin cushion.
Bottom has lots of growth, we can refer a diver to clean it off.
Engine turns over and did run very briefly for me, it exhibits all the characteristics of a fuel starved diesel, you will likely just need to prime/bleed the injection system and it will run fine. Expect to change oil and fuel filters as part of standard deferred maintenance. These motors are known for reliability and longevity.
There are some soft spots on the bridge deck, it feels pretty solid and is very walkable.
Areas around perimeter of main cabin floor have some moisture damage, and would benefit from a couple layers of fiberglass around the lower corner of where the cabin meets the deck. This was (appears to be)a caulk joint at construction that has leaked.
Interior woodwork needs cosmetic work and varnish-its mostly ok but there are some rough spots. Also on the gelcoat surfaces there is a lot of writing on the cabin sides-so paint or you might get lucky with some acetone cleaning or 2000 grit sandpaper.
Lots of cosmetics need attention. Wall around forward head is missing, a new one needs to be installed.
Very efficient six cylinder diesel, should use small amount of fuel per hour.
Lots of room around the engine for easy access and extra storage.
The two cabins are very roomy, the forward v berth cabin has its own head and there is a built in shower in the aft owners cabin, which is plenty big for all the extras you would want to bring cruising.
All windows in the main salon are under cover of the bridge deck, so on a rainy day they can stay open, but also this keeps leaks down as well.
While the boat will need work, she is essentially a blank slate for anyone with moderate to good carpentry skills to set up as they desire. Having done just that with my own sailboat, I can attest to the fact that it is nice to have things exactly how you want them based on what you’re desired use for the boat is!
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We are pricing her with the work needed in mind, and please understand that she is not a turnkey yacht, but a boat needing work, and she conveys where is/as is. The marina has rented the space where she is but can put her in a transient spot on a per day basis ($2 ft/day), with the understanding that she needs to be moved to another marina. There are several nearby, with the one next door charging around 9-10 dollars per foot per month. We can assist in moving her if needed for a reasonable charge, likely lunch if you help. Paypal for deposit only, balance cash or cashiers check from a large bank such as BB&T or Bank of America please.
Sale is as is where is, **any monies left as deposits will be kept if buyer fails to complete the purchase for any reason!!**. Feel free to contact me with any questions PRIOR to purchase during business hours at 757 560 8854 Eastern Standard time. your bid constitutes compliance with these terms.