I know I'm in the minority here, but I like the older tris for their simplicity, and ease of repair.
My boat is 1963, and sat outside for 25 years. The parts
exposed to weather
required a lot of repair. But the parts
under cover are remarkably sound.
Good thing is, a trip to a timber merchant, a bucket of epoxy
, and some fiberglass
, and you're good to go. If you're not handy with that stuff, I'd avoid older wooden boats, imho.