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Can someone please tell me why these beautiful boats are always so inexpensive. I know they are old and made of wood, but still many are reported in great condition. I always see tons of them on Yachtworld and wonder how such a sexy boat can be so cheap. So what am I missing? Do they sail like brickhouses or what?!
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Never having seen or sailed on one, my guess would be timber, old, fairly cramped living space given the loa. Nice looking boats, you'd have to admit.
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Wood boats tend to be a hard sell...and often are much more expensive than the asking price!
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If you think they're cheap now, a friend of mine bought (I think it was 65') in 1992 for $11,000 us. it was hanging on a mooring in San Diego. He loved the walk in engine room/workshop. Still has it and still loves it.
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A guy at the club told me today he was preparing to buy an 80-year-old Eight Meter. I told him I was already aware of his masochistic tendencies having seen him driving his '80s Land Rover.

Still, I love wooden boats. Other guys' wooden boats, that is.
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