I may have found my 7M.
I'm going to go look at it in the next couple of days.
It is a Willard with the IO diesel, and appears to be turnkey, so owner is asking top dollar.
I'm definitely going to have a mechanic look at the engine, outdrive, transmission, and steering setup.
I am wondering if I should hire a general surveyor too?
I think I can look at the tubes by myself. Not really concerned about electrical, which will either work, or won't work. This only leaves the hull. The last boat I bought the surveyor tapped all over the hull with a little non metallic hammer. I don't know if this is a test for water intrusion, hull integrity, dry rot, or what?
As usual, any and all advice is welcomed and appreciated.