Re: Are Boats Built in the 70's Just Too Tired
As an additional thought on the subject of a 1970s boat, whether to buy one or not really depends on your intended usage.
I am sure we have all known some people whose main purpose for a sailboat is to rarely use it for a coastal / weekend cruises. Perhaps 4 - 6 uses per season.
Well, in that case, what the Hell! For cheap money you can get into a boat, and have a hobby for years, slowly fixing her up.
But, IMHO, if you want to use her a lot, and, or, have some serious cruising miles in mind, then you would have to factor in some serious restoration efforts.