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Smile Cape Dory or Tartan

Im interested in a sailing again. I only have a few years experence and plan on sailing in my lake Pontchartain (New Orleans, LA 10-12 feet depth on average).
I'm looking at a 1980 Cape Dory 27 and a 1971 Tartan 27
I plan on sailing single handed most of the time. My wife and kids will sail less often.
My question is:
Which is better?
Which will require less maintenance (Tartan solid fiberglass?)
Which will hold value longer
Should I be worried about tha Tartan's atom 4 (gas engine)?

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