We are looking for our first houseboat and need some advice.We are looking at Two different Gibsons tomorrow. A 1982 Lazycruz 50' single volvo penta 145a and 280 outdrive ,no generator at present . Great top, dry bilge area, and dry through out boat. needs updating pretty much orginal.cabin to deck seals all good and no sign of any leaks.In covered slip hasnt been out in couple of years. The other is a 12x 36 Gibson ,twin 440 chryslers v drive, generator,again pretty orginal 1982,again needs updating and dry hull. covered slip.good top with operating Flybridge. i have a shot at either .Its me and my wife ,with two grown sons and 3 grandskids. I am very mechanical and have remodled houses. from what i can see the hulls(fiberglass) look nice inside and out. I can get either in the 13000- to 15000 range.