Correction about the older Hatteras bilge setup... the 53 and all of these MY have four sealed bilges. Forward (genny room), both ERs and aft. Oil from the engine ERs cannot migrate elsewhere Problem is that many of these older boats haven’t been maintained the way they should be but once refitted and re powered they are excellent values at a fraction of the cost As to driving to California in a 60s Vette... I did Miami Seattle door to door in 45 hours. And came back 6 days later in 46... in my 1972 E-type. Loved it!