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  1. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I mean in terms of ease of maintenance, access to components, thoughtful design, durability, build quality, upgradeability. Maybe a better way to ask, what are the boats that type that y'all recommend NOT buying, because of higher than average maintenance requirements and costs?
  2. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    When Googling "Hinckley Pilot 35" one of the first links to pop up is a SailNet thread titled, "Am I Crazy for Considering a Hinckley Pilot Sloop." Early in that thread there are some strongly worded sentiments by individuals who are avowed critics of boat designs from that era. Those comments...
  3. Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Would anyone care to weigh in on the general build quality of the O'day brand in the late 70's? I am currently looking at a 1978 O'day 30 that I would be considering for coastal cruising with an occasional foray out to the Bahamas. Needless to say, I would go through her thoroughly prior to any...
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