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

Originally Posted by chrisncate View Post
Moral of the story? Don't go nuts on an old boat, just fix it up and go. Go ahead and add those systems you like (or remove them..), make her you're own - but for gods sakes set a line on how far you should go with a refit, and stick to it.
Also Caveat surveyor, if you have doubts about anything, listen to them! Get an objective friend to go along for an inspection first, as there's little to no recourse against a surveyor who screws you over.

Spending months refitting things damaged through stupidity and abuse that were supposed to be well cared for is a sure fire way to burn out some of your enthusiasm, and change how you see boats.
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