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Tartan 34C - 1968 vs 1977


I am looking at two Tartan 34C and need to figure out which one is the better buy in the long run. Any help and insight would be much appreciated.

Boat A is 1968 with a 1984 Westerbeke with heat exchanger for freshwater cooling, is located 400 NM away from my port, has two soft deck spots for the past 10 years. New set of sails in 2001/2004.

Boat B is built 1977 and has the original saltwater-cooled Atomic 4, new carburator. New set of sails in 1998. Soft spots have been repaired and the topsides Awlgriped and done with new non-skid. i personally saw this boat and it looks 'clean'. It's a day-sail from my port.

Both are roughly the same price.
Basically, boat B seems to be in better shape, easier to grt to, but Boat A has the better motor. So, what do you think? Which one is more preferrable?
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