Re: Thoughts on this Boat/40' Owens Tahitian
Great advice here.
that being said, old Owens ... ESPECIALLY of the Grenada (37'); Tahitian (40'); and EXPECIALLY, ESPECIALLY the Aruba (42') variety are a dieing breed ...
Good boats ... although not built to last a lifetime. Their cross/diagaonal double planking was strong, but in time, it proved to be a downfall ... as in the repairs weren't/aren't easy.
As someone that grew up in/with/on a 1959 Flagship (Owens), I've fondness for them. wonderful, pretty boats for what they were intended.
Still some great ones out there ... I'd happily trade my 1964 Chris Craft aft-cabin for a 42' Owens Aruba with the TRI-CABIN layout (3 staterooms).
Sure their are plenty of 'matches' out there in mid-1960's boats ... but few decent Owens left!
Nothing else matters but how I raise my children ... and their opinion of me, as a father.