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.
You will regret the things you did not do, more than the things you did.
Get out there!
Saco Bay, Maine
1971 Ericson 29