Old Steel Boat - Opinions, Please

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by DLM, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. DLM
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  2. MikeJohns
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    Age alone means nothing. It could be a great boat or a lemon. The only way to tell is to conduct a thorough survey.
    Boat hulls and components are renewable and tend to go through life cycles. You just need to determine where in the cycle it sits. Steel boats are in regular use from 100 years ago. The hulls are infinitely repairable.
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