Looking ahead as we learn to sail, repair etc and wait for the last duckling to leave the nest we look at all the boats we might consider to sail away on and wonder. Unless a financial windfall blows over we will be buying and older boat for a refit. Which brings me to the question...What kind of shape are boats lets say from the 1980's really in? Sure plastic is plastic but it does it not age and become more brittle? So much can be replaced in a refit but there still is the hull. Just wondering what all the gurus think and notice of boats 25 years or more in age.