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Old 03-19-2013
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Re: My Next and Hopefully Last Boat - Which One?

I think that is the first time I have ever heard that putting another 3-4 times the purchase price into a used boat is the norm. I have repeatedly heard more like 20% or maybe a little more. No way am I putting 60000 into a boat in renovations. No matter how much I pay initially. I don't want any fancy systems that are more prone to breaking while out there. I want a basic and dependable boat that will get me there and back in reasonable comfort and safety. Goal is to find a boat that is in as good shape as I can find then put some money into basic updates. Pretty lines are something to consider and will certainly be a factor. Life is too short to own an ugly boat.
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