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post #35 of Old 08-06-2013
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Re: Help me find my next boat 24-29 foot

Originally Posted by dan8152 View Post
So this C30 that is on our pier that we both love looking at just put a for sale sign on it. We contacted the owners and looked at it and that was a mistake My wife LOVES it and that does not happen too often. We are crunching numbers now trying to figure out how to make it happen. It's a big jump up, but just perfect for Lake michigan cruising, but we figure we won't need another boat. I guess that fact that the owners take really good care of her and it was perfect looking made my wife love the idea. it's about double or first budget though at around $20K and we can't trailer it, but we both said "this is the boat" after we looked at her...
Same thing happened to me. My boat wasn't quite twice my budget, but it was my entire budget - nothing left over for slip, taxes, survey, etc.

I took out a small 401K loan, something I swore I'd never do. I consider it my student loan payment for the life lesson 'save more for the damn boat'.

Still not sorry. When you find the boat, you find the boat.

I look forward to pictures.

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