I saw a thread taking about project
boats that take you somewhat unawares. So for a new cruiser first time boat
buyer what do you guys recommend?
Late 80's early 90's 35 - 40 boat
or a mid 2000's 37 foot Ex-charter?
From what I keep reading on this and other sites the older boat may need several months worth of refit
and etc... If you bought a much younger ex-charter with a good survey
, shouldn't you be able to cast off much faster and easier than refitting the older boat?
If you bought tex-charter 37 foot Bene for $75k and then sailed it for a while and added the luxuary items as you went, it sure sounds easier than buying
a 1991 Catalina 36
and then had to refit
many things right off the bat.
If you were looking for your first boat, which option would you look at.. Surveys and inspections are a given that both boats passed.