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

I bought a 40 year old Pearson 30, and sailed it home.

I spent the last four days colonizing an island, pillaging St. Michael's and two days beating into a 20kt headwind and a 3 foot chop. The boat handled beautifully. I have total faith in my boat, and it's age is not a problem for me.

The boat didn't really need much to just go sailing, but I raced it for two seasons, so I put several upgrades into her. I'm having standing rigging made up for her now, simply because I feel it's time to replace it.

Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168
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