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Originally Posted by vtsailguy:914486
I should add that I am on my 3rd boat... and starting to become more sensitive to the question of quality.
When you are buying 20-30 year old boats, whether the manufacturer spent that extra time and effort to make those chinplates bulletproof starts becoming important
Chances are the manufacturer did not make anything bullet proof, that falls at the feet of a owner(s). Look at the joinery, look at the subframing that will indicate built quality.
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
1974 Ranger 33
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