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post #11 of Old 05-24-2013 Thread Starter
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Re: First Boat Buying Advice

I really like the idea of a sailing club, but unless there are some that are more affordable and/or closer I just don't see that working out. Taking the above Boston Sailing Center for example...I would have to commute 1hr+ each way then pay either $1100 to use boats that aren't even close to the style I'm looking at, or pay $2770 + $850 for a prerequisite sailing course at which point I'm already over budget and the boats still aren't really the ones I'd be looking at buying.

I really like the idea of being able to drive 5 minutes to the boat ramp and be sailing in well under an hour. Not to mention I would own the boat and not have to renew membership fees when I want to sail next summer.
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