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please: any advice on this yacht?
My first sailboat was a woodie, 12'' Penguin. It needed a rebuild, and it was made of plywood and Mahogany. I did it and knew what I was doing. My next was a 19'' Mouette, which is a daysailer. Fast, nimble and fun. Next is a 37'' Irwin CC. It is glass and needed work. If I had my choice, go with glass, check for blisters (anyone can help you with this) and then go for it. If you got the bucks, why ask for help. If you are like me and don''t have the bucks, get a glass, ask, ask, ask and look at two or three dozen boats. Price doesn''t matter casue you are just lookin. Get educated on what to look at, for. Each owner will show you stuff they did, like new wiring, motor, ports, sails, etc. And pick up the January issue of Cruising World for a sood story on price of boats.