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

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Originally Posted by Harborless View Post
The only REAL benefits of buying an old boat are these: You will learn that boat better than anything. Every nut and bolt will be known to you and all of the boats systems will be well-learned. Also, and this can go one way or the other, but usually it is cheaper to buy and own an older boat as long as you can do a lot of the work on it yourself and there is not engine/core problems.
You left out what I regard as the single most significant factor in bringing back an old boat - personal satisfaction. When you look at before & after pictures of what you have done you get a very good feeling.

Just a couple of small examples:
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File Type: jpg 81. Engine - before #2.jpg (57.0 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg 86a Engine - After #1.jpg (47.9 KB, 31 views)
File Type: jpg 18. Compass - before.jpg (41.8 KB, 28 views)
File Type: jpg 18A. Compass - after.jpg (48.3 KB, 27 views)
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