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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
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Re: Look at this – Listed as ready to sail
Well the type of boats you are looking at are small trailer sailors, not that it is an excuse but they are really easy to throw back into the back yard and forget about. Kids get involved in other things, dad has to work weekends. The blue tarp rips and blows off after the first year, then ten years later they need some cash and they think well the boat was only used a few times so it should still be worth lots of money. They may not even have looked at it when they throw it up on Craig's list. Heck it has been sitting in the back yard, so it must be ready to go with a little clean up!
Where are you located? Someone here may have something for sale. Not saying they might not stretch the truth, but at least they are more likely to be honest.
I think one of the most important questions is "when was the last time it was sailed?" Express that you are not looking for a project boat and want to sail this season.