Looking at a FS, a question
I was looking for a reasonable small boat to get back into sailing with. I have never owned a sailboat, but sailed extensively years ago. But I would like to start smaller, yet own a quality boat. I happened to find a Cal 20 at a good price, which needed a bit of work. But no trailer and only a trolling motor, but I am considering it. Then I happened on a FS, 1984 model. Has a trailer in good shape three fairly good sails that look like they would do for a while, solid hull, looks complete, nothing soft, just needs paint and a few other minor things. $1000. I know that's a good price, but I would like to get something with the best resale in case I want to "move up" in a few years, or whenever.
So after that long winded explanation, I wanted to know about the diffeences in year models and haven't found much online. Is there any reason to give added weight to a newer, versus older (60's-70's) FS, or are they basically the same if in similar condition? Anything else to consider, or some links to production info and history? There aren't any fleets in my area to go ask.
Thanks in advance, I'm excited at the prospect of obtaining a FS.