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Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired
"Everyone" told you to avoid those 3 manufacturers?
I've never owned any of the above mentioned boats, but I've sailed on several. They're just fine for their intended use and the're not "garbage" just because they're not ocean passage-making vessels.
You might reconsider making such blanket statements in the future.
Agree with this.. and I suspect that Arjen spoke to a pretty select group of advisors.
Just as many, if not more, 'advisors' would tell you that the Rawson 30 is a tank that can't get out of its own way.... unless you add a bowsprit the weather helm will tear your arm off.... that doesn't make those statements necessarily true, but it may well be an almost 'universal' observation!
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