I am considering looking at an 02 x-star with approx 1000hrs which has seen salt water use.
It has the closed cooling 5.7 MPI engine so my guess the main area to look at is the exhaust manifolds. A compression test has been done with no bad readings. Any other aspects of the engine to check?
I would plan to replace the steering cable if not already done so recently. Will also check condition of brassware and hull to determine if it has spent any real time in the water. Also look for damage to anodised parts.
All vinyl has been replaced, carpets original however.
Any aspects of the electronics to check or potentially weak?
Trailer is galvanised, however all brakes, bearings etc have been replaced.