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Re: Buying a 30-40 year old boat - your opinions

Originally Posted by JulieMor View Post
I couldn't feel chi with any of the new boats at the show. I guess I like older boats.
I went to a boat show in Kemah Texas the last couple years, the only one's I've been able to get to so far. This year, I went on the newer boats presented there and I had the same feeling as I did looking at the pictures of the new boats. I had a feeling I was walking into IKEA. Not saying the boats looked cheap because they were very beautiful but something about the interior finish didn't feel right to me. When I was looking for a boat, I was looking for something pre-1990 where things looked and felt better. My boat is a 1981 Norsea 27 and it felt right as soon as I stepped aboard. It needed some cleaning up and a few fixes but seemed well intact. I know I'll have some major projects to do but hope to get a year or two of use out of her before getting into the major $$ projects. This is my first boat so I'm learning a little at a time and I'm happy with my boat. Hopefully soon, I'll be able to get her into a slip and go sailing on a local lake.

I still look at some of the newer boats but still end up drawn towards the older ones.

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