Zonaman
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    1. Zonaman
      Zonaman
      The thing main with old boats is shape of the transom and stringers. That's usually the problem and it's very labor intensive or expensive to fix i.e $3,000 for a new transom! Very happy with my boat over all. Some issues: the hull design is obsolete on older boats . I experience stability issues (leaning steering probelms) at high speeds. I think I can fix that with trim tabs or a hydrofoil. We beefed up the transom on the thing but I'll eventually pull out all the old fiberglass and 50 year old wood and put in a new one. It's worth it to me because I love classic cars and boats and the whole history thing around them. You can check them out at fiberglassics.com or theclassicboathouse.com I think your best bet is to find one that's had the transom and stringers looked at and the work done already. They never sell for what the restorer put into it. The best old cabin cruisers for sale seem to be on the west coast. Hope this helps.
    2. Apache Flats
      Apache Flats
      Hi Gerry, I was curious on how happy you are with your boat. I have a few questions if you don't mind about the boat you have. If I was to buy a boat similar to yours about how much do you think it would cost. I am talking a boat ready to go fishing and needs no work except my own modifications. I dont have much time to do anything you have done on your own, I work 6 or 7 days a week and have no time for that. My free time is to go fishing or spend time with the family. Thanks for any help you can give me. I have about a year to do some research on different boats and I dont want to make a mistake with getting the wrong one or something I'm not happy with. Anthony
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