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Old 09-22-2007
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I was shopping in that era due to my cost constaints. What I figured out was the key is finding a boat that was designed without all the usual big ticket items for a 30 year old boat. I bought a boat without any wood coring (except for a small area under the shrouds), an encapsulated lead keel so no keelbolt problems, no real electronics, etc. I don't think that I'm gonna have to do much maintenance and I haven't really done any unreasonable boat work, been sailing instead. I did get the original rigging and lifelines replaced, but that was figured into the purchase price.
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