I went and took a look at it this morning. Engine seems relaxed and no ticks but had a few concerns:
Dips in the decking signifying some rot in these areas. I also brought my deadblow hammer and found some hollow sounding places along the stringers but not everywhere. Maybe a summer or two left before ripping the deck up and re doing them like I did on my Glasply.
I hit the engine with my digital thermometer in various places, most of these areas were fine. A couple of areas got near 200*, however, and that could be from running it on water muffs and a garden hose. Or, could be a water pump issue. Oil was a nice light golden brown and fluids seemed fine as well.
Minor cosmetic damage but it's a 28 year old boat.
It supposedly stalls out when shifting in to reverse and so I am assuming slack in the lower shift cable. Between the soft spots on the deck, the shift cable, and the trailer breaks needing to be re-done, I made an offer that was basically the value of the engine and half the value of the trailer. Don't know that it will be accepted as it's about half of what they are asking. I explained I didn't want to be rude or low ball but I know it's going to be some work in the off season.
We shall see!