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Old 05-26-2013
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Re: Boat Visit!

A bilge full of water, oil and fuel shortly after launch? A disinterested seller? Time to move on.

I don't believe there's a 'good' or 'bad' time to buy. I think it's all about finding 'the' boat with a motivated seller, or at least an honest, open one. Unfortunately the ratio of bad to good viewings is generally high. Probably the better situation to find is one where a fastidious owner has 'moved up' and now has a good example that he/she really needs to sell. However these examples probably move quickly, esp compared to the very common situation you ran into just now.

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