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Old 10-07-2013
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Re: I Think I Found The Right Boat

Originally Posted by azguy View Post
I think I will, I'm looking into insurance today and moving it from one marina to another. He's in the nicest marina at the lake for $475 a month, I can go across the lake to the city marina for $240. Plus the full service chandlery is located there...

The diesel has just under 500 hrs on it since 2005, about 60 hrs a year...
That's great news! You should still make your purchase contingent on a successful survey to be sure there are no major problems. This should include a haulout to look for blistering, "Catalina smile," keel bolt erosion, and other underwater issues. Also be sure to find out that the keel stub is not embedded with wood (subject to rot) and if it was, that it has been hollowed out and replaced with epoxy. These are all known issues with certain vintage Catalinas. (I don't recall you posting what year this boat is.)

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