After owning sailboats for many years I have decided to come over to the darkside and purchase a cruiser. I like the lines and style of the older CC and the metal hulls of the Roamers and at this time are going in that direction. I was looking at a 1963 Roamer Offshore 38 today. I have a pretty good idea what to look for in a fiberglass sailboat, but a steeled hulled cruiser is another story. A few of the many things I did notice there was several inches of water in the engine compartment, softspots in the wood of the wheelhouse, some inside water damage, and there were several narrow patches welded on the bottom. I would greatly appreciate any assistance in my search for a Roamer, what to look for, and what kind of project is a boat like this.