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post #53 of Old 02-05-2013
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Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired

After we lost that 1975 GulfStar, one of the first things we said to each other, (besides all the: great to have dodged that bullet, comments), was that we would next buy a NEWER, bigger, better vessel.

So, we bought a 1986 Tai Chiao CT 56, and I have been amazed at the differences in the condition of the wiring, the plumbing, and practically EVERYTHING which I have had my fingers and tools into.

So, for whatever it is worth to you, if you can negotiate a 1980s boat price down to what you can afford, you will save yourself a LOT of work, time and money, as you restore her.

Fair winds.
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