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Opinions Please: 1940''''s Wood vs. 1960''''s Fiberglass

I am in the market for a 30ish foot boat for great lakes weekend cruising. I have about 25k to spend. There are a lot of older 1930-1950''s wooden hull boats for sale. Many designed and built by classic shops such as Alden etc. In this same price range there are lots of 60''s fiberglass boats such as Cal''s, Ericsons, Columbias, Pearsons etc.

The trouble is that my sailing experience has been limited to modern era fiberglass boats. I cannot afford these. And since I have never sailed an older boat, I do not know what to expect.

If it was your choice, would you seek out the 60''s fiberglass boats or the 1940''s wood boats? Why?

Thanks for your opinion.
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