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post #5 of Old 02-01-2008
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It all depends on money......and condition. Shannons, Gozzard,Morris, Hinckley and the like will have beautiful interiors at a premium price. Taiwanese boats will have beautiful interiors, but some may suffer from poor sailing performance and poor hull construction and water intrusion, but there are some good ones such as Panda, Passport, Baba and the like.
If you go with an American production of an older vintage in that size range, look at a Sabre 38, Tartan 37, Bristol 38/40, and others along those lines. My Tartan 37 has an all teak interior that I refinished and added new raised panel doors as well as tongue and groove paneling, stainless portlights and much more. The older the boat, the more likely you're going to need to refurbish it, but you'll spend much less for the purchase price....Just my two cents...
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