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post #9 of Old 01-24-2013
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Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

I bought a 32ft boat from 71 for 10k$. It is in perfectly fine shape. It has relatively new standing rigging. The engine is from the 80s. I feel confident i could cross oceans with this boat and maybe i will.

Other than those things and the sails i dont really see how the age of the boat could be so important. If it just keeps being maintained, a boat should stay in shape forever if you ask me. The only thing that scares me is the day that the engine will need to be replaced. But it is running fine for now.
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