Originally Posted by K_V_B
You've already given one: The wooden skylight. This is an example of an inferior solution chosen purely on the basis of appearance. That a 19th century boat builder
would put something like that on a boat is understandable. That a boat build in 75 has it is crazy.
The wooden masts are another thing. And the whole superstructure looks like it's wood.
No wonder nobody is buying
Aaa... according to ebay 71 bidders disagreed with you and she sold for 10.1K.
Here is another boat you would have a problem with. It's very similar to my Slocum 37 less all the teak
. She had 67 bids and sold for 10.7K.
TAYANA T37 Pilothouse Ketch in Sailboats | eBay Motors
The notion that boats in that era or for that matter this era should have just modern hardware
is ludicrous. Everything out there is on the menu concerning what you want on a boat or how you want it to look.