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1-10 years 15 7.08%
10-20 years 17 8.02%
20-30 years 40 18.87%
30-40 years 92 43.40%
40+ years 48 22.64%
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Old 24-03-2015, 19:09   #46
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1980 French built custom schooner. Frp, center board, no keel bolts, solid 2" bottom and 1" topside. Heading home after 9 yr circumnavigation. Ready to do it again!


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Old 25-03-2015, 03:38   #48
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B24 -- actually had to go look at the title, within a gnat's eyelash of 45 years old I think... just starting a second, more thorough, redo (since we've had it).
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Old 25-03-2015, 05:12   #49
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Ontario 32 built 1977, launched 1978, Hull 55 of 160 built.
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Nantucket Island 33. Built sometime between '81 and '83

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My current sailboat is a 1990. My last, smaller, sailboat, was a 1977.



I also have a 1991 center console, and a 1989 dinghy.

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33 years old.
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Old 25-03-2015, 06:17   #55
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1973 Alpa 11.50 (S&S Design)
Completely refitted by ourselves.

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Wow, I am kind of surprised by the numbers so far. As of this post, right at 54% of the boats are older than 30 years and just shy of 70% are over 20 years old. I kind of expected the numbers to skew more towards the middle of the options, instead the bell curve seems to be centered right around the 30 year mark or so. I wonder if this says more about the quality of boats built in the 70's, the age of the people sailing them or the budget mindedness of our little group?

One other thing I've noticed is that most of you own smaller boats in the 30' range. This surprises me as well, I was expecting them average to be in the mid 40' range. When we set sail it will be as a family of 4 or 5 with my wife being the lone rose among the thorns so to speak. I am searching in the 50' range to ensure we have enough room to spread out. It would seem most of you have learned to live in a much smaller space.

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Yes, thanks Tom. I too am surprised at the numbers so far. Given all the talk here on CF, I assumed I was the odd-ball. Damn, I hate being "normal."

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Yes, thanks Tom. I too am surprised at the numbers so far. Given all the talk here on CF, I assumed I was the odd-ball. Damn, I hate being "normal."

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Wow, I am kind of surprised by the numbers so far. As of this post, right at 54% of the boats are older than 30 years and just shy of 70% are over 20 years old. I kind of expected the numbers to skew more towards the middle of the options, instead the bell curve seems to be centered right around the 30 year mark or so. I wonder if this says more about the quality of boats built in the 70's, the age of the people sailing them or the budget mindedness of our little group?

One other thing I've noticed is that most of you own smaller boats in the 30' range. This surprises me as well, I was expecting them average to be in the mid 40' range. When we set sail it will be as a family of 4 or 5 with my wife being the lone rose among the thorns so to speak. I am searching in the 50' range to ensure we have enough room to spread out. It would seem most of you have learned to live in a much smaller space.

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Yes, thanks Tom. I too am surprised at the numbers so far. Given all the talk here on CF, I assumed I was the odd-ball. Damn, I hate being "normal."
I was walking through the marina the other day and I came up on one boat that was really odd looking. It just looked odd and I couldn't put my finger on why. It took me a minute to figure out what was so different about it. Then it finally hit me.

It was a brand new boat. I don't think I had ever seen one in the harbor before.
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