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Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired
There are some other boats that are also capable that might be cheaper/ more "bang for your buck". Allieds, Cape Dories, some Pearsons, older Bristols and plenty of others or similar style that have less pedigree than those you named but also smaller price tags.
One of my favourite boats, the Bristol 35.5, can be had for $60K - and then you'd have a mid-80s built boat, 10 years newer than the boats you're thinking about. Still a REALLY well built boat. Still, I think you should factor in $20K for upgrades and fixes, that amount of money can go really fast.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay