These boats run the entire spectrum. Some are some of the most beautiful boats you have ever seen. Carl Alberg
designed a lot of nice looking boats and a Cape Dorry has a lot of the traditional look many people like. They clean up well.
I think it comes down to the condition of the boat and all the components. They were built well and can carry a lot of stuff and have sufficient tanks
to go for a while. The basics on this boat would make them a good choice for going away for a a while. It does come down to the actual boat condition. After this many years what they were is less important than what they are. I would look for the best one available and negotiate the best deal.
If you check out the Cape Dory
Owners groups you'll find out why they like them.
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Owners groups will tell you all the bad stuff and why all the good stuff out weighs the bad. They also know all the thing s that need to be fixed.