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

Originally Posted by sneuman View Post
Compare that to a 1985 Whitby 42 I saw on Yachtworld for $55K. Probably in sailable shape. Surely needs some work, but even if you're putting $30K into it, you're still way ahead of the game.
Having surveyed a number Whitby 42's and one that was recently listed for significantly more than 55K, I'd suggest than any Whitby in that price range is going to cost closer to 100k to make right. By "right" I mean functionally, safe and sound, not cosmetically perfect.

The hysterical laughter you hear as you drive a way in your"new" boat ..... is the seller.

Last edited by Faster; 10-18-2012 at 05:33 PM. Reason: fixed quote
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