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1998 Beneteau or 1981 Cabo Rico

I am purchasing my first sailboat and seeking some advice.

I am looking at a 38' 1998 Beneteau Oceanis in excellent shape and a 38' 1981 Cabo Rico Cutter which also appears in excellent shape. The Beneteau carried a price tag of $99,000 while the Cabo Rico is $79,500.

The Cabo Rico has had most of her major engine parts either rebuilt or replaced in 2000. Her sails were replaced new in 1999. The Hull is in good shape with no cracking on the deck and no apparent separation from the laminate. I have not inspected the hull as of yet.

I do not plan to do any blue water cruising anytime soon, but I plan on sailing (on vacations and Weekends) up and down the coat of NC & SC for up to 200miles per trip.

What advice can you give me? What should I purchase?
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