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blue water boat buying, phase 3

I have narrowed down my list of boats to four:

1. Nordic 40
2. Hood 38
3. Hallberg Rassy 38
4. Sabre 38

I have a couple of questions:
a. How 'bad' of a sailor is the Hallberg 38 (1981 Enderlien design) compared to especially the Nordic?
b. How to value the engines? All boats have the original engine with only the hallberg's volvo rebuilt in 1999. the hood is lightly used at 2400 whereas the nordic stands at close to 5000? Sabre closes to 4000.
c. The hallberg has the original 1981 teakdeck apparently in 'prefect' state. How do I deal with this from a valuation perspective?

Used the article on sail net about boat buying when seeing the boats; highly recommend it!

Highly appreciate any comments!

Regards, Ari
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