Our lovely old girl (Douglas 32) is née 1976 (Annapolis boat show
"boat of the year"! ) so that puts her firmly in the decade before I was born... But we just put an offer in on a 1999.
As for the " how well maintained is what matters". The two POs to me did not love her the way she deserved. Terrifying electrical wiring
. Sinful, crooked holes drilled in the glass and bulkheads in far too many spots. Some critical maintenance
neglected. 5 years on, and some large bills later, some of her is better than new (rig, electrical
, etc.) It helps that she was a strong solid base to build on, and few things on a boat are "permanent damage". Her hull
is pristine. The engine
will likely live many more (loud shaky) years.
The motorcycle is a 1972. The road bicycle a 1978 frame. The truck is a 2011. Got to keep the variety there.
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