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

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Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post

... which only suffer in comparison to interior space and comfort features, aspects which have little actual bearing on the enjoyment of the boat.
If one is planning to make the boat their only home, as Julie is, then comfort is going to matter quite a lot. Even the most enthusiastic sailors still spend 80 or so percent of their time at anchor.

At the same time, it's important not to take your land sensibilities with you when deciding how much space you "need" to decide what size boat to buy. On land, you may devote a spare bedroom to a home office and therefore assume that when you move aboard you will require a second cabin for this purpose, when in fact, a laptop at the nav station will suffice.
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