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Re: how old is too old?

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Originally Posted by JulieMor View Post
"Too old" depends completely on the criteria one sets. When we were doing some intensive research and walking the boats, I eventually set 25 years as the oldest boat I would feel comfortable buying. Some might say 10 years, some 40 years. It all depends on what you want from the boat, like how much time do you want to spend sailing vs. how much time on maintenance. That's just one of the many criteria we eventually set for the age of a boat.
You may want to make a distinction between 'How old is the hull?' and 'How old is the stuff inside the hull?' -- the older hulls, made with woven roven & other actual fiberglass cloth & matting, are much better than the ones made by spraying glop out of a chopper gun.
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