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post #9 of Old 01-31-2011
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I think that a boat you feel comfortable in is the most important...There are dozens of good boats out there...the older 60's and 70's ones can be a bit soggy but can be dried out, epoxied and stringered out to bolster that panel weakness and be brought up to snuff for the most part...for still far less than a new bigger boat that relies more on speed and gadgets...It takes some work though...and time...

In fact the older boat (brought up to snuff)combined with " newer" gadgetry(roller furling,navigation and safety electronics,etc.)... could be a superb mix of ingredients from a point of view of those with less wallet and more imagination...that can let you soar upon the waves with say... a a boat that equals or surpasses many of the modern 40+ foot boats....just a theory..but I'm sticking to it...

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