Originally Posted by ricktara
I was a little hesitant to look at boats from 60's. I don't know why. I am very able and can fix almost anything myself (especially now with internet
for information) I will just do as you and expand my horizons until the right one jumps at me.
Don't be...newer boats could have just as many, if not more problems than well cared for older boats...
For example, for myself, I did not necessarily want a fast boat, but a boat that is stable and fits my wife's and I basic needs in order to cruise
our waters...of course, many older boats are slower than newer molds but that is basically due to the full keels & thicker hulls (way thicker), thus making them heavier...but that results in them being more stable, a bit more mistake forgiving, and more apt to handle rougher seas better.
At the price
point you're looking at, the most important thing is to get a real good survey
A well taken care of older boat that has had all its issues fixed and upgraded to today's standards (roller furling
, newer sails
, newer winches, etc) will make you just as happy if not happier due to how it handles rougher seas than a newer boat. Just make sure you research
the heck of whatever boat you're looking at and look at its characteristics as they will tell you how it should handle you and your crew.
Just make sure whatever boat you finally get meets the standards you're looking for...