Considering a ‘79 240 Offshore - What is a dealkiller?

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It has a new transom what else should I look for/be concerned about in one this old? I plan on rewiring it. Thanks much!
 

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Previous damage on the hull and serious motor issues; both should be covered by the survey. Coring on decks, stringers and anything else wood. You should plan to review wiring as you plan, hoses, pumps and steering.
 
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Thanks all, had the survey done and feel it was worth every penny because it helped me convince my wife that it’s a good boat! Will post some updates when I get it home in my shop. I grew up on Grady’s so I’m thrilled to get back in one soon... it’s been too long. Our first one was a 1983 204C, then a 240 and finally a Sailfish. All fantastic rough water fish raisers from Florida to Cape Hatteras. This forum is full of so much great info and I’m so happy to be a part of it. Does anyone know if there’s a Grady club in North Florida?
 
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I'll definitely post pics once I get it home. For anyone interested in a great Surveyor, I highly recommend Steve Smith with Pilothouse Marine Services:
https://www.pilothousemarineservices.com/
He rearranged his schedule to fit me in quickly and provided a very thorough survey report. He may cost a little more but he is well worth every penny.
 
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I have 1989 24 offshore I totally restored. Plan on all electronics, wiring and fuse panel, fuel tank, fuel lines and steering. I also added bigger trim tabs. I put a single yamaha 250 four stroke on her and she performs pretty good. I have 100 gal tank and usually run 100 miles round trip, when I run I burn anywhere from 45-50 gal of fuel. WOT is 30 mph she likes to cruise at 4000 17-22 knotts depends on the sea. At fishing weight loaded with fuel, Ice,four people and gear im at 4200 cruise 17-22 knots.
 
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That’s great information thanks for sharing. Planning on rewiring and changing out the fuel tank if necessary. Is there anyway to test the fuel tank for leaks without removing and inspecting?
 
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That’s great information thanks for sharing. Planning on rewiring and changing out the fuel tank if necessary. Is there anyway to test the fuel tank for leaks without removing and inspecting?
I have to admit getting the tank out is not that big of a deal probably take ya about 45 min to an hr. I would pull it and inspect. I had a buddy pressure test and it was fine. Then after a couple trips off shore it cracked and i had fuel in the bilge. i would definitely visually inspect.