Originally Posted by DougSabbag
Well, the GulfStar 50 we lost on our way to Europe was a 1975. We had spent 5 years and well into the 6 figures upgrading and restoring as much as we could.
So, though I wouldn't say not to buy a 1970s boat, I would support going further than we did and also replace the CHAINPLATES!!!
Yea, our CD has some interesting chainplate backings, I basically have to cut the liner to access them. That's the scariest thing we have encountered so far with restoring a 70's boat. It's an easy thing to fix, though, relative to other problems that could be had.