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Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired
Judging by the construction of what I've seen in older and newer boats, I'd take an old one that needs work over a shiny new one any day. The construction of older boats just seems better in many cases, especially where it counts (hull, deck, etc).
You can strip an electrical system, replace sails, fix motors, etc, but you can't go back and improve hull construction or design.
I'm partial to old boats, but I like restoring things, so maybe that's just me. I feel that many of the boats from that era are likely to outlast me, provided they are cared for.