Good afternoon, First of all, I am fairly new to the spotfishing/yachting world and this forum has been a tremendous source of knowledge for me so far. Other then being on a big ship when I was at a Annapolis, all of my boats I have owned were Nautiques and ski boats. I am moving down to Marco Island over the next few months with my family and will be needing something much more substantial. I like the nice center consoles, however there is no real cabin for my wife and two small girls to go in, relax and overnight in, the cruisers like Sea Rays are to singular purposed for me as far as not being able to really fish and dive from. I have looked at a few Sport Fishers and realize I want to stay under 44" or so. I found a beautiful Post 42 online with 2000 original hours on the engine and under $100,000. It looks like the owner has taken VERY good care of the boat, fully redone the interior and maintained it well. Are 2000 hours heavy use on those engines? What are some of the gremlins that I need to look for on this age of boat? I will definitely have the boat surveyed. Is a 1980 boat too old where all you are getting is a "perfumed pig?" I really like the lines of the Post's and unfortunately want to stay around or under $100,000? This budget may be unrealistic for me to even get into a Sportfisher, but I don't know. Also, what are some of the operating costs other then fuel associated with these? On average how much fuel are you consuming taking it out for an afternoon at cruising speed? I won't have any dockage fees since it will be at my house on the water. I appreciate any insight, suggestions or comments that some of you experts may have for me!! Thanks.