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Re: Please tell me this is a nutty idea so I will stop looking at this boat.
Here's what I mean. We paid $6K for this Catalina 22 in 2006, sailed her for two years and made a few small improvements. Sold her for $7k in '08.
With the boat market down you could probably find something similar for $5K-$5,500 today.
Just be prepared that you'll see a lot of neglected boats in this price range before you find your perfect boat.
Best of luck,
95 Catalina 30 Island Time
“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau