Hello everyone! I am 100% New to sportfishers/Yachts. First time owner. Recently puchased an old 1963 40' Grandy Marlineer. I have done research on this model and found almost nothing on her at all. I found out that they were built here on the west coast and some specs but not much at all. Now I understand that wooden boats are not very popular and seem to be sketchy. However this boat stood out to me and I couldnt pass it up. Now since im new and not close to being a surveyor at all, let me start by saying that it looks like its in great shape, to me. Let me also say that it is a project. For starters, its floating. The exterior is in need of cosmetics. Im in the process of a repaint and also re doing the old wooden floors. I was also told that it will need bottom paint. I am quite certain that the previous owner never had this done in the four years in which he owned it because of the amount of wildlife growing on the bottom. The engines run but I am going to have to buy all new batteries for them and have someone come and give them a good tune up. It has two 350 crusaders inside btw. The gauges seem to work fine but all other equipment is old and is just crap. The radio looks like crap and im sure doesnt work so I will pick a new one up from ebay along with a marine gps. I know nothing about radar but im sure that that does not work either. The interior is in amazing shape for its age. I am going to be doing some remodeling just to get it up to date. For example.. the other day I was doing some cleaning up and opened a cabinet where the radio for the boat goes and I found a mint condition Atrac player Im not even sure if I spelled it right. I was born in the 80's hehe. Im gonna leave it in there because it just feels antique and well cool. The pumps are working, lights are working, water runs, water heater works, ... The head plumbing does not work.. Have not gotten to involved with that yet. Im sure I can come up with more. It is VERY solid though, well as far as i know anyway. I plan on sanding the whole exterior, sealing it all up, bondo/epoxy the imperfections, and paint. I dont care if this is all worth it or not, I just know Im gonna have fun working on it. Except maybe the sanding part. Anyway that is all I can think of at the moment. I wanted to get some honest opinions on this boat and hopefully someone out there can tell me a little about these boats. Does any one out there own one? Are there any even left? Was this a good boat back in the 60's? How many were built? Im full of questions. The only one I have ever seen (online) was the one I purchased christened "Sea Lark". Here is some info on it, http://www.ladyben.com/SearchResults...?VesselID=1854 . Some of the things listed are not working or are not there such as the head and bi mini top. But everything else all there. Well anyway, Look forward to meeting and speaking with you all.