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30+ year old boats...you're going to spend a lot of time fixing things. Engines, leaks, corrosion...
My general advice would be to find the boat in the best condition in your price range. Avoid teak decks like the plague (Tayana's are notorious for 'em). Find one that has had an engine re-power done as any engine that old is suspect.
Also, a 37-41 foot boat is a lot of boat to buy as a novice with little to no sailing skills. Especially if you plan on being in a marina with tight fairways and/or cross currents.
Last edited by night0wl; 02-07-2012 at 12:49 AM.