SailNet Community - View Single Post - Buying a 30-40 year old boat - your opinions
View Single Post
  #16  
Old 10-13-2012
dugout dugout is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
dugout is on a distinguished road
Re: Buying a 30-40 year old boat - your opinions

I have a 40 year old boat. The only original items are the monel fuel tank, mast, and boom along with the hull decks, hatches, rudder. Everything else has been updated at some point. With a sound hull and deck the rest becomes academic, right. On an older boat it's all about the care and upkeep that has been done over the years. I feel some older boats are better than new. Others are 10 years or so behind in maintenance and these would be a major commitment beyond the normal commitment of boat ownership. Boats pick you for the most part. Just like in life, make sure you can provide what it needs and it can provide what you need.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook