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Highest quality older cheap boats?60-88
I noticed that there are a lot of cheap boats form the 60s-80s out there, generally in the 500-5000 range sometimes more like 10k or even free.
I know that hunters and benetau are not considered that great, but I'm interested in hearing more about others I've seen, pearsons, choey lee, catalina, etc. My friend has a pearson which he's made really nice. Ive also seen nice mcgregors, kirby etc and another friend has an allied seawind
Of all the older sailboats that are cheaply available, which is considered of the highest quality of manufacture, parts and design? Not asking about which is the right one for me, which one gets me on the water, I'm just trying to find out what to look for in terms of a high quality boat that will be worth getting parts for if need be even if it is more difficult. please restrict the discussion to what you think the HIGHEST QUALITY boat is built from 60s-80s and still widely available. Thanks a lot for your input!
edit:PLEASE don't weasel around the point of the thread. I guess I would add that how they generally have held up over the years is a good factor to add to how well they were built
Last edited by sailornoob; 03-11-2016 at 10:05 PM.